(b Oxford, 1891; d Oxford, 1974). Eng. music critic. Staff mus. critic for The Times 1925–60 (chief critic from 1943). Chairman, Eng. Folk Dance and Song Soc. 1938–45 and ed. of its journal 1927–46. Author of books on Vaughan Williams, Walton, Eng. mus. renaissance, and aesthetics. Lecturer at RCM. CBE 1954.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.