(b Chipping Norton, 1942).
Eng. music critic. Ass. mus. critic, Observer, 1966–85. Mus. critic, The Listener, 1965–7. Senior lect. in music, Cardiff Univ., from 1976. Author of Bartók Chamber Music (1982), The Music of Stravinsky (1988/1993), and Stravinsky (Vol.1, A Creative Spring, 1999; Vol. 2, The Second Exile, 2006).