(b London, 1908; d 2000). Eng. critic, administrator, and pianist. Mus. critic Daily Telegraph 1934, Observer 1934–45, New Statesman 1958–9. Dir., summer sch. of mus., Bryanston, 1948–52, Dartington Hall 1953–79. Founder and ed. The Score 1949–61. Controller of mus. BBC 1959–72, achieving catholic expansion of repertory, bringing Boulez to conduct BBCSO, and extending scope and range of Henry Wood Promenade Concerts. Chairman, British section ISCM 1954–8. Art. dir., Bath Fest. 1976–84. Autobiography 1992. CBE 1964. Knighted 1970.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.