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Ayrton, William (1777 - 1858), editor, critic, impresario

Leanne Langley

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b London, 22 Feb 1777; d London, 8 May 1858). English editor, critic and impresario, youngest son of edmund Ayrton. He was baptized at St Margaret's, Westminster, and probably studied music with his father. In 1794 he was a bass chorus singer at the Ancient Concerts, and by 1803, when he married Marianne Arnold (daughter of Samuel Arnold), a piano teacher. Through the Chapel Royal connections of

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