Recordings/Discussions
Background Information
Performer Bios

Poet/Composer Bios

Additional Information

Biographies of Performers: Main Page | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | Explanation | Acronyms

Edward (Cuthbert) Bairstow (Choirmaster, Conductor, Organ)

Born: August 22, 1874 - Huddersfield, England
Died: May 1, 1946 - York, England

The highly regarded English organist, pedagogue, composer, choirmaster and conductor, Edward Cuthbert Bairstow, studied organ and theory at the University of Durham, receiving Bachelor of Music in 1894 and Doctor of Music in 1901.

Edward Bairstow was organist at Wigan from 1899 to 1906, at Leeds from 1906 to 1913, and at York Minster from 1913 to 1946. He was also professor of music at the University of Durham from 1929. In 1926 he was the first to record any portion of J.S. Bach’s Mass in B minor BWV 232, at a Royal Albert Hall concert with the Royal Choral Society.

In 1932 Edward Bairstow was knighted. Bairstow composed church music, anthems, part-songs, and an organ sonata (1937). He published counterpoint and Harmony (1937) and The Evolution of Musical Form (1943).

 

Source: Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of 20th Century Classical Musicians (1997); Teri Noel Towe’s article on the recordings of the Mass in B minor (Cambridge University Press)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (January 2002)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

Conductor

As

Works

Edward Bairstow

Conductor

Movements from BWV 232

Links to other Sites

   

Biographies of Performers: Main Page | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | Explanation | Acronyms

Introduction | Cantatas | Other Vocal | Instrumental | Performers | General Topics | Articles | Books | Movies | New
Biographies | Texts & Translations | Scores | References | Commentaries | Music | Concerts | Festivals | Tour | Art & Memorabilia
Chorale Texts | Chorale Melodies | Lutheran Church Year | Readings | Poets & Composers | Arrangements & Transcriptions
Search Website | Search Works/Movements | Terms & Abbreviations | Copyright | How to contribute | Sitemap | Links



 

Back to the Top


Last update: ýJune 16, 2009 ý18:09:43