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Anthony Lewis

(1915—1983) musician and founder of Musica Britannica


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(b Bermuda, 1915; d Haslemere, 1983). Eng. conductor, composer, editor, and teacher. On BBC mus. staff 1935–46. Prof. of Mus., Birmingham Univ. 1947–68. Prin., RAM 1968–82. Composer of hn. and tpt. concs. Founder and ed. Musica Britannica. Cond. of many Handel opera revivals. Ed. of Handel operas, Purcell's Fairy Queen, etc. CBE 1967. Knighted 1972.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

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