Sherwood, Percy



English pianist and composer; born in Dresden. Studied first with Hermann Scholtz in piano, then entered the Dresden Conservatory, studying there from 1885 to 1888. The following year he won the Mendelssohn German state prize for a requiem for solos, chorus and orchestra. He was appointed professor of piano and score-reading at the Dresden Conservatory in 1893, and then made a tour of Germany as a concert pianist. Sherwood has a high reputation as a pianist and has also written considerable music, that has won him the admiration of musicians. Among other compositions are a concerto for piano and orchestra; a symphony; overture to Goethe's Gotz von Berlichingen; sonata and ten miniatures for piano; choruses; songs; organpieces and much chamber-music, including a menuet; waltzes; and barcarole.