Talented conductor and composer Leslie Heward was born on 8th December 1897 at 15 Station Lane, Littletown - now Halifax Road. He was extraordinarily gifted as a child, becoming choirboy and organist at Lower Wyke Moravian Church before attending Manchester Cathedral Choir School and the Royal College of Music. He was assistant music master at Eton College, conducted the British National Opera Company, was musical director of the South African Broadcasting Corporation and conducted the Cape Town and Birmingham Symphony orchestras. Heward was "one of the brightest stars of the English musical firmament" but was dogged by ill health and died on 3rd May 1943 aged 45.
Haydn: Symphony No. 103 in E-Flat (the "Drum Roll")
Mozart: Adagio and Fugue for strings in C minor, K.546.