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Isidor George Henschel
1850 - 1934
Germany / Great Britain
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I.G. Henschel
George Henschel (18/02/1850 - 10/09/1934), a British (naturalized) bariton singer, conductor and composer of German birth, born in Breslau.
Source:Grove's dictionary of music and musicians
Missa pro defunctis
Period:Expressionism
Composed in:1902
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass
In memory of:Lillian (June) Bailey-Henschel, the composer's wife
The requiem composed by Henschel in memory of his wife, the American soprano Lillian (June) Bailey (Henschel) (18/01/1860 04/11/1901), was first performed in Boston, Mass., Dec. 2, 1902, and has since been given in Holland, Germany, etc.
Missa pro defunctis, a requiem mass for solo voices, chorus, organ and orchestra.
Source:Grove's dictionary of music and musicians
Henschel, the first conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra produced a curious requiem (op. 59) that juxtaposes chant and chant-like vocal sections against bombastic passages. Written in 1902, it seems to have been performed rather often within a short period.
Author:James W. Pruett
Source:The new Grove dictionary of music and musicians
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Lillian Bailey-Henschel
(dedicatee)