(b Bristol, 1905; d London, 1985).
Eng. writer on music and arts administrator. Worked as translator for League of Nations 1929–33. From 1942 to 1971 worked for CEMA and its successor (1946), the Arts Council. Author of books on Stravinsky and Britten (1948, rev. 1970, 1983) and of A History of English Opera (1983).