Thomas Linley


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(b Bath, 1756; d Grimsthorpe, Lincs., 1778).

Eng. composer and violinist, son of Thomas Linley. Friend of Mozart. Wrote opera The Cady of Baghdad (1778), oratorio, incidental mus. (incl. The Duenna with his father), 6 vn. sonatas, at least 20 vn. concs. (only one survives), and songs. Twice painted by Gainsborough. Drowned in boating accident.

Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism — Music.

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