Musicians and music makers

Roads where they lived

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Allitsen Road

Frances M. Allitsen, composer, lived nearby (Queen’s Terr) 19th C

Abbey Gardens

14       Margaret Hubicki, composer 20th C

Abbey Road

Neville Court, named after Neville Challoner, musician 19th C

8        Noel Eadie, soprano 20th C,      Dora Labbette, soprano 20th C

3        EMI Recording Studios 20th C

St. Michael’s villa Alan Foley aka Giacomo Foli, opera singer 19th C

?        Barton McGuckin, Irish tenor, 19th C

27      Zelia Trebelli, opera singer 19th C

?        Isabel Jay, opera singer/actress 19th C

?        Ben Davies, Welsh tenor 20th C

29      Edna May (Pettie), US actress and singer 20th C

31e    Percy Heming, baritone 20th C

14 Mortimer Court    Walter Legge, record producer and Nancy Evans, mezzo 20th C

37 Lyndenhurst     Lansdowne Cottell, conductor St John’s Wood Society of  Musicians 19th C

54    Madame Cipriani, singer and teacher 20th C

58     John and Audrey(née Mildmay) Christie, opera producers 20th C

58     Edward Downes, conductor 20th C

“       Miss Harbutt, Australian singer 20th C

62    James Henry Mapleson, opera impresario, 19th C

Abercorn Mews

?       Boy George (George O’Dowd), singer/song-writer 20th C

Abercorn Place

1a Studio   Harriet Cohen, pianist 20th C

16     Sgr Luigi Denza, composer, 19th/20th C

Acacia Gardens

3       Edric Cundell, singer 20th C

Acacia Road

23     Roger Quilter, composer 20th C

25    Karl Rankl, conductor 20th C

43a  Bernard Miles, actor, impresario 20th C

Avenue Close

38   Dame Marie Tempest. soprano and actress 20th C

Avenue Road

46     Benno Moiseiwitsch, pianist 20th C

55     Dame Marie Tempest, singer and actress 20th C

Blenheim Road

13     Sir Charles Santley,  baritone 19th C

16     Solomon (Cutner),  pianist 20th C

Blenheim Terrace

44     David Atherton, conductor 20th C

52     Dr Florence Windebank, music teacher 20th C

Boundary Road

?      Ella Russell, US soprano 19th C

21    Richard James Pitcher, organist 20th C

Carlton Hill

8    Dame Myra Hess, pianist 20th C

41    Margaret Hubicki, composer 20th C

70    Dora Labbette, soprano 20th C

72a  Leonard N Fowles, organist 20th C

Cavendish Avenue

2     Joan Cross, soprano 20th C

Sir Paul McCartney, singer/song-writer 20th C

?    Billy Fury (Ronald Wycherley), pop singer 20th C

Cavendish Close

23   Dame Myra Hess, pianist 20th C

Circus Road

39   Sir Thomas Beecham, conductor  & Lady Beecham (Betty Humby), pianist 20th C

Clifton Hill

21   Percy French, composer 19th C

53   Christopher West, opera producer 20th C

105  Sir Arthur Somervell, composer 20th C

Elm Tree Road

11    Mrs Emmie Tillett, concert agency director 20th C

Max Jaffa, violinist & bandleader and wife

Jean (née Gluckstein) Jaffa, known professionally as Jean Grayston,  contralto 20th C

Finchley Road

27   Lillian Nordica, US soprano 19th C

57 Villa Favart     Florence St John, soprano 19th C

?     Sofia Scalchi, Italian operatic contralto 19th C

Greville Road

36   Maria Korchinska, Russian harpist 20th C

Grove Road (now Lisson Grove)

?    Malibran, Spanish mezzo-soprano 19th C

Grove End Road

8  Acomb Lodge  Harold Craxton , pianist/composer 20th C and daughter

Janet Craxton, oboist 20th C

23   Joseph Joachim, violinist 19th C

31   Sir Thomas Beecham, conductor and Lady Beecham   (Betty Humby), pianist 20th C

40  Loudoun Hall (site of St John and St Elizabeth Hospital)

Teresa Tietjens, German soprano 19th C

Eyre Arms Tavern Assembly Rooms

St John’s Wood Oratorio Concerts,  conductor Mr. Frank Mori

Hall Road

5     Sir Edward German, composer 20th C

Hamilton Close

4     Lord Mervyn Horder, composer/publisher  20th C

5     John Joel, concert agent   20th C

Hamilton Gardens

44   Algernon Ashton, composer 20th C

Hamilton Terrace

5    Sir Charles Santley, baritone 19th C

William Whitehouse, cellist 20th C

10  Sir Charles Mackerras, orchestral conductor & Lady Judy  (née Wilkins), clarinettist 20th C

14   Hans Wessely,  Austrian violinist 19th C

Philip Jones, trumpeter  20th C

16   Raymond Leppard, conductor and harpsichordist 20th C

20   Sir George Alexander MacFarren, composer 19th C

30   Theodore Lierhammer, Polish baritone 19th C

36   William Shakespeare, professor of singing, 19th C

40   Kathleen Ferrier, contralto 20th C

Gerald Moore, piano accompanist 20th C

42   Dame Maggie Teyte, lyric soprano 20th C

45   Lily Henkel, pianist 20th C

48  John Boosey, music publisher 19th C

51   Imogen Cooper, pianist 20th C

55   Norman Salmond,  baritone  19th C

Felix Salmond, cellist 19th C

64   Carolina Geisler-Schubert, pianist 19th C

72   Lady Jessie Wood, companion to Sir Henry Wood 20th C

76   Eugene Goossens, conductor/composer 20th C

91   Sir Frederick Cowen, composer 20th C

93   Gerald Finzi composer 20th C

121 Lord Harewood, opera administrator with 2nd wife Patricia Tuckwell, violinist 20th C

137  Jennifer Vyvyan, soprano 20th C

147  Phyllis Spurr, accompanist 20th C

Upper Hamilton Terrace  (now incorporated into HamiltonTerrace)

32    Thomas Beecham, conductor and Mrs Utica Beecham 20th C

Langford Close

5    Sir Robert Mayer, concert promoter and Dorothy (née Moulton) Mayer, soprano 20th C

Langford Place

3     Dame Marie Tempest, soprano 19th C

Ada Crossley, Australian singer 20th C

4c   Sir Robert Mayer, concert promoter and Dorothy (née Moulton) Mayer, soprano 20th C

12   Pauline Donalda, Canadian prima donna 20th C

??  Gervase de Peyer, English clarinetist & conductor 20th C

Loudoun Road

?     Ella Russell, US soprano 19th C

15   Natasha Litvin, pianist, 20th C

Marlborough Hill

33   Arthur Friedheim, Russian pianist, 19th C

?    Ella Russell, US soprano 19th C

44  Dora Labbette, soprano 20th C

Marlborough Place

9    Zelia Trebelli, French mezzo-soprano 19th C

24  Antoinette Sterling, US contralto 19th C

59  Anne Wood, contralto, Joanna Peters, singing teacher 20th C

59c  Benjamin Britten, pianist, conductor,composer and Peter Pears, tenor 20th C

8 The Lane   Sir Arthur Bliss, conductor and composer 20th C

Ordnance Hill

44 studio    Humphrey Searle, composer 20th C

Park Road

?     François Joseph Dizi, Belgian harpist and conductor 19th C

Prince Albert Road

22 Portland Terrace (now North Gate)

Richard Wagner , German composer 19th C

Queen’s Terrace

10    Ernest Crampton, composer 20th C

St Ann’s Terrace

21   Marc Wilkinson, Australian composer 20th C

St John’s Wood High Street

45a   Benjamin Britten, composer and Peter Pears, tenor 20th C

St John’s Wood Park

?    Walter Hyde, tenor 20th C

10   Louise Kirkby Lunn, contralto 20th C

?    Humphrey Searle, composer 20th C

St John’s Wood Road

14  Arthur Hinton, composer 20th C married to

Katharine Goodson, pianist 20th C

37  Agnes Nicholls, soprano married to

Sir Hamilton Harty, Irish conductor 20th C

37   George Weldon, conductor 20th C

66   Sir William Sterndale Bennett, composer 19th C


15 St John’s Wood Court,

George Baker, baritone, married to Olive Groves, soprano 20th C

Wellington Road

?   Fanny Davies, pianist 19th C

52 Sir Paolo Tosti, Italian song composer 19th C

Woronzow Road

?   Geoffrey Burgon, composer 20th C


For further details of these musicians see under Music in the Wood















This page was added on 14/04/2015.

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  • I see no mention of Larry Adler who lived in either Acacia or Norfolk Road with his wife and family. Georg Solti and and his wife lived in Woronzow Road before moving to Elsworthy Road.

    By Francoise Findlay (23/02/2024)

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