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Gardiner, Henry Balfour

(Born; London, 7 Nov 1877; Died; Salisbury, 28 June 1950). English composer. He studied with Knorr at the Hoch Conservatory in Frankfurt (1894-6), where he was influenced by Wagner and Tchaikovsky. In London he helped considerably to establish the music of his English contemporaries. He composed abundantly before World War I, but in 1925 abandoned composition.(c)Groves Dictionaries, MacMillan Publishers Limited, UK