(b Leeds, 1936).
Eng. music critic. Joined Guardian staff in Manchester as ass. mus. critic 1962; chief Northern mus. critic 1965–93. Art. dir. Bowdon Fest. 1980–4. Trans. lib. of Wolf's Der Corregidor into Eng. Wrote lib. for McCabe's The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe 1971. Wrote Ravel (1996). Critic for The Times 1993–2001.