Desmond Shawe-Taylor

(1907—1995) music critic

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(b Dublin, 1907; d Long Crichel, Dorset, 1995). Irish mus. Critic and author. Wrote literary criticism until 1939, then contrib. mus. criticism to The Times, New Statesman (1945–58) etc. Mus. critic, Sunday Times, 1958–83. Specialist in opera. Author of book on CG 1948. Ed. (with E. Sackville-West) of The Record Guide (1951, rev. 1955 with A. Porter and W. S. Mann; suppl. 1956). CBE 1965.

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