English String Quartet. Thomas Morris and Herbert Kinsey (violins), Frank Bridge (viola) and Ivor James (cello). Founded in 1902 when the personnel were students at the Royal College of Music, London. Marjorie Hayward replaced Morris when he joined the RAF in 1915.
Evans, Edwin (1871-1945). English music critic, a keen advocate of his young English contemporaries and of Debussy.
Fauré, Gabriel (1845-1924). French composer, pianist and organist. Director of the Paris Conservatoire from 1905. His output, consisting basically of songs, piano pieces and chamber music, is not dissimilar to Bridge's. Neither is the way his music developed stylistically throughout his life.
Flonzaley Quartet. American string quartet formed in 1902 originally for private performance. The players agreed to commit themselves entirely to rehearsing and playing in the quartet, hence Bridge's preference for this quartet to give the first performance of his Third String Quartet.
Forsyth, Cecil (1870-1941). English composer and writer on music, pupil of Stanford. Violist in the Queen's Hall Orchestra for several years, emigrating to America in 1914, and working for the music publishers H W Gray in New York.
Friskin, James (1886-1967). Scottish pianist and composer, pupil of Stanford. Emigrated to America in 1914, teaching at the Institute of Musical Art in New York. Married Rebecca Clarke.
Furtwängler, Wilhelm (1886-1954). German conductor and composer, appointed to the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in 1922 and Principal Conductor of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, 1933-54.
Gabrilovitch, Ossip (1878-1936). Born in St Petersburg and studied piano with Anton Rubinstein and Leschetizky. Emigrated to Amerca in 1914 and appointed conductor of Detroit Symphony Orchestra in 1918.
Gerhardt, Elena (1883-1961). German mezzo-soprano, settling in England in 1934. Distinguished interpreter of German song.
Godfrey, Sir Dan (1868-1939). English conductor, who from 1893 transformed a band at the Winter Gardens, Bournemouth into the Bournemouth Municipal Orchestra.