Eric Blom

(1888—1959) music critic and lexicographer

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(b Berne, 1888; d London, 1959). Eng. critic and scholar. Active as writer of annotated programmes; London mus. critic Manchester Guardian 1923–31; Birmingham Post 1931–46; Observer 1949–59; ed. Everyman's Dictionary of Music (1946, rev. 1954), Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 5th edn. (1954); Music and Letters, 1937–50 and 1954–9; Master Musicians series. Author of book on Mozart. CBE 1955.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Music.

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