William Pleeth


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(b London, 1916; d London, 1999). Eng. cellist. Début Leipzig 1932, London 1933. Soloist with orchs. but principally chamber mus. player. Cellist in Blech Quartet 1936–41, Allegri Quartet 1953–67. Prof. of vc., GSMD, 1948–78. Pupils incl. Jacqueline du Pré. OBE 1989.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

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