(b Leamington, 1857; d Worthing, 1940). Eng. writer on music. Went to Russia in 1897, working under Stasov at Imperial Public Library and meeting leading Russ. composers. On return to Eng. did much to spread the fame of these composers and from 1908 to 1927 wrote programme notes for the Promenade concerts. Wrote several books and translated libs. of Russ. operas. Also early advocate of Sibelius and Janáček (whose Sinfonietta, 1926, is ded. to her). Organized Janáček's visit to London 1926.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.