(b Hoylake, 1924; d Florence, 2007). Eng. writer, administrator, and musicologist. BBC mus. producer 1956, chief prod. of opera 1970–6, mus. organizer, external services from 1976. Retired 1983. Wrote The Operas of Verdi, Vol.I 1973, II 1978, III 1981, and Verdi (1984) in Master Musicians series. OBE 1991.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.