George Henschel was born 18.02.1850 in Breslau and received at first piano lessons before starting singing and becoming a baritone. In 1874 he met Johannes Brahms and from that time he was a close friend to the famous composer. After his studies he started a successful singing career, but he also was a distinguished piano accompanist and conductor. In 1881 George Henschel became the first conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He also composed a lot of instrumental works and was finally knighted in 1914. George Henschel died 10.09.1934 in Aviemore.
Among his compositions is also an "Elegy for violin and orchestra op.64", composed around 1905 and published in piano reduction by Schirmer in 1917. The work is dedicated to Maurice Sons.