This is a biography of William Sternale Bennett. He was born in 1816, entered King's College Chapel in 1824 and the Royal Academy of Music in 1826. He visited Germany frequently and was influenced by Mendelssohn. Robert Schuman described him as the most musikalisch of all Englishmen. In c. 1841 he returned to London and taught. In 1956 he was appointed musical professor at Cambridge and permanent conductor of the Philharmonic Society. This is a facsimile of the 1907 edition.