(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.