(b Winchester, 1910; d Richmond-on-Thames, 1986). Eng. critic. Mus. critic of Daily Telegraph 1950–76 (chief critic from 1954). Mus. critic London Mercury 1935–9, Daily Herald 1946–50, Spectator 1947–54. Ed., Musical Times 1952–5. Author of books on Gluck, Bizet, French music, and Beethoven (The Last Decade, London, 1970). CBE 1972.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.