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date: 15 December 2019

Glover, William Howardlocked

  • Joseph A. Bomberger


(b London, UK, June 6, 1819; d New York, Oct 28, 1875). English violinist, singer, and composer, active in the USA. The son of a well-known actress, Glover was a violin pupil of Wagstaff and later a member of the English Opera House orchestra. After touring in Italy, Germany, and France, he returned to London, where he founded and managed a school for music and drama and also sang in operas. Glover was a critic for the London Morning Post for some time. In 1868 he moved to New York, where he led an orchestra at Niblo’s Theatre. His works include the opera Ruy Blas (1861), the operettas The Coquette (1845), Aminta (1855), Once Too Often (1862), and Palomita, or the Veiled Songstress (pub. New York, 1875), the cantata Tam O’Shanter (1855), the orchestral overture Manfred, 12 romances for piano and other piano works, vocal quartets, duets, and art songs....

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H. C. Colles, ed.: A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (3/1927)