Wilfrid Mellers


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(b Leamington, 1914; d Scrayingham, North Yorks., 2008). Eng. composer, critic, and teacher. Lect. at Cambridge 1945–8, Birmingham Univ. 1948–60, Pittsburgh Univ. 1960–3. Prof. of mus., York Univ., 1964–81; visiting prof. of mus., City Univ. from 1984. Interested in bridging gap between symphonic mus., jazz, pop, and folk mus. Has written books on Couperin, Bach, Beethoven, Vaughan Williams, and Amer. mus. Works incl. cantatas, song-cycles, chamber mus., and songs. OBE 1982.

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