Sir Isidor George Henschel (18 February 1850 – 10 September 1934), was a German-born British baritone, pianist, conductor, and composer.
Henschel was born at Breslau, in Silesia, now part of Poland, then part of Germany, of Polish-Jewish parentage, and educated as a pianist, making his first public appearance in Berlin in 1862. He subsequently took up singing, initially and briefly as a basso profundo but developing a fine baritone voice. In 1868, he sang the part of Hans Sachs in a concert performance of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at Munich. With one minor and unplanned exception, he never sang on stage, confining himself to concert appearances. (Hide extended text) ... (Read all)