Allen, Sir Hugh (1869-1946) English organist, conductor and music administrator. Director of the Royal College of Music, London, 1918-37 and Professor of Music, Oxford, 1918-46.
Alston, Audrey (1883-1966) English violinist and viola player. Founder member of 'The Beloved Vagabonds' at the Royal College of Music, London. Married the Rector of Framlingham Earl, near Norwich. Britten's viola teacher.
Bainton, Edgar (1880-1956) English composer, teacher and music administrator, pupil of Stanford. Principal of the Newcastle-upon-Tyne Conservatoire and from 1934, Director of the New South Wales State Conservatorium, Sydney, Australia.
Bantock, Sir Granville (1868-1946) English composer and music administrator, pupil of Frederick Corder at the Royal Academy of Music, London. Principal of the Birmingham and Midland Institute School of Music, Birmingham, 1900-34, and Peyton Professor of Music, Birmingham University in succession to his close friend Elgar, 1908-34. Prolific and uneven, but with Sappho and Omar Khayyám as most distinctive works.
Barrère, Georges (1876-1944) French flautist. Following a distinguished career as a chamber and orchestral player in Paris, emigrated to America in 1905 to join the New York Symphony Orchestra under Damrosch. In Bridge's estimation Barrère was the best flautist in America.
Bax, Sir Arnold (1883-1953). English composer, pupil of Frederick Corder at the Royal Academy of Music, London. Self-confessed 'brazen Romantic' and Celtic enthusiast. His greatest successes include his earlier tone-poems, such as Tintagel, and his First, Second and Sixth symphonies.
Berg, Alban (1885-1935). Austrian composer, pupil of Schoenberg. Pursued in a highly individual interpretation his teacher's development from late Romanticism, via Expressionist free atonality to pitch serialism. His music, particularly Wozzeck, was greatly admired by Bridge.