Huristone, William (Yeates)

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Huristone, William (Yeates)

Huristone, William (Yeates), English pianist and composer; b. London, Jan. 7, 1876; d. there, May 30, 1906. A precocious musician, he composed waltzes as a young child. He studied at the Royal Coll. of Music in London with Stanford (composition) and Edward Dan-nreuther (piano), performing his own Piano Concerto in 1896. In 1905 he was appointed a prof, at the Royal Coll. of Music, but died in the following year; his early death was much regretted.


orch:The Magic Mirror, fairy suite; Variations on a Hungarian Air and Fantasie-Variations on a Swedish Air.CHAMBER: Quartet for Flute, Oboe, Horn, and Bassoon; Quintet for Flute, Oboe, Horn, Bassoon, and Piano; Piano Trio; Trio for Clarinet, Bassoon, and Piano; Clarinet Sonata; Bassoon Sonata. VOCAL: Several song cycles.


H. Newell, W.Y. K: Musician and Man (London, 1936); K. Huristone, ed., W. H., Musician: Memories and Records by His Friends (London, 1949)

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