[John Pyke Hullah.]
Lithograph on india, rare. Sheet 597 x 443mm. 23½ x 17½". Some creasing in the margins.
John Pyke Hullah (1812-1804) was an English composer and teacher of music. He entered the Royal Academy of Music in 1833, and wrote his first opera three years later using word by Dickens 'The Village Coquettes'. In 1847 a large building in Long Acre, called St. Martin's Hall was built by subscription and presented to Hullah and was inaugurated in 1850, but unfortunately was burnt to the ground ten years later. He gave a series of lectures at the Royal Institution and in Edinburgh, where he later stayed to conduct. In 1872 he was appointed by the Council of Education to Musical Inspector of training schools for the United Kingdom. In 1878 he travelled abroad to report on the condition of musical education in schools, and wrote a very valuable report.
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