Macfarren, Sir George (Alexander)
- Nicholas Temperley
(b London, March 2, 1813; d London, Oct 31, 1887). English composer. He was the son of George Macfarren (1788–1843), a London dancing-master and dramatist who was also active in music, and his wife Elizabeth Jackson (b 1792). Macfarren learnt music from his father and Charles Lucas before entering the RAM in ...