(b Gosport, 1907; d Tring, 1962). Eng. musicologist and author. Worked for General Post Office, but devoted all spare time to meticulous biographical research from orig. sources. Wrote superb biographies of Hugo Wolf (1951, 2nd edn. 1968 with new material suppressed in 1st edn.; Ger. trans. 1953), and Verdi (1962, It. trans. 1964).
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.