Home to a Proms Man

Home to a Proms Man

Founder of the BBC Proms once lived in this house

Location: 4 Elsworthy Road, Belsize Park, NW3

Description: Sir Henry Joseph Wood was an English conductor, forever associated with The Proms which he conducted for half a century.

Founded in 1895, they became known after his death as the 'Henry Wood Promenade Concerts' and are now the 'BBC Proms'.

He had an enormous influence on musical life in Britain - he improved access immensely, and also raised the standard of orchestral playing and nurtured the taste of the public, introducing them to a vast repertoire of music, encouraging especially compositions by British composers.

He was born in 1869, knighted in 1911, and died in 1944.

He was a hugely talented music man and lived here.

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Home to a Proms Man

Founder of the BBC Proms once lived in this house

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Credits: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Joseph_Wood

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