Sir George Grove
, then Secretary of the Crystal Palace, became and remained a personal friend, as did composer August Manns
, who proposed marriage to her but was not accepted. She met other musical...
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's orchestral debut took place when August Manns
accepted her Serenade for his programme at the Crystal Palace (south of London at Sydenham).
Sadie, Julie Anne, and Rhian Samuel, editors. The New Grove Dictionary of Women Composers. Macmillan, 1994.
Smyth, Ethel, and Ronald Crichton. The Memoirs of Ethel Smyth. Viking, 1987.