FREDERIC HYMEN COWEN (1852 - 1935)
Well known in his time as a conductor, pianist and composer, Frederic
Cowen was once known as 'the English Schubert' for his contribution
to English song. He regarded himself as a symphonist, with six
symphonies to his credit, but excelled in lighter music, exemplified
in the concert overture The Butterfly's Ball, inspired by a well
known children's poem. More exotic is his Indian Rhapsody, first
performed at the Hereford Festival in 1903.