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Edmund Ayrton

(1734—1808) composer and musician


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(b Ripon, 1734; d Westminster, 1808).

Eng. organist and composer. Master of Children of Chapel Royal 1780–1805. His son William (b London, 1777; d London, 1858) was a mus. critic and a founder of the Philharmonic Soc. As dir. of It. opera at King's Th., London, was first to stage Don Giovanni in Britain (1817).

Subjects: Music.


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