Richard Capell


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(b Northampton, 1885; d London, 1954). Eng. critic and author. Mus. critic of London Daily Mail (1911–31) and of Daily Telegraph (1931–54). Owner and ed. of quarterly Music and Letters from 1936. Wrote Schubert's Songs (1928) and trans. many songs by Schubert, Schumann, and Wolf, and lib. of R. Strauss's Friedenstag (Day of Peace) 1938. Served 1914–18 war and as war correspondent 1939–45 war, writing Simiomata (Jottings) about Greece 1944–5. OBE 1946.

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