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Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924), Composer
Sitter in 12 portraits
An Anglo-Irish composer, conductor, and teacher who greatly influenced the next generation of British composers. Ralph Vaughan Williams and Gustav Holst were among his pupils. Stanford studied at Trinity College, Dublin, and Queen's College, Cambridge, and with Karl Reinecke in Leipzig and Friedrich Kiel in Berlin. He became professor of composition at the Royal College of Music in London in 1883 and professor of music at Cambridge in 1887. He also conducted the London Bach Choir (1885-1902) and the Leeds Triennial Festival orchestra (1901-10). Stanford was a prolific composer and was especially known for his orchestral works, which include seven symphonies and five Irish rhapsodies.
after Samuel Begg
relief halftone, published 24 October 1908