Paul Griffiths

(b. 1947)

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(b Bridgend, Glam., 1947).

Eng. music critic. Freelance critic from 1971. Chief mus. critic The Times 1982–92; New Yorker 1992–6, New York Times 1996–2005. Contributor (especially on late 20th cent. subjects) to New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (1980) and New Oxford Companion to Music (1983). Author of monographs on Boulez, Cage, Maxwell Davies, and Ligeti, and A Concise History of Modern Music (1978), The String Quartet (1983), Bartók (1984), An Encyclopaedia of 20th Century Music (1986), Stravinsky (1992), and Penguin Companion to Classical Music (2004). Compiled Mozart pasticcio, The Jewel Box, for Opera North (f.p. Nottingham 1991). Trans. Die Zauberflöte (1993). Librettist for Carter's What Next? (1998).

Subjects: Music.

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