Ian Whyte


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(b Dunfermline, 1901; d Glasgow, 1960). Scottish conductor and composer. Mus. dir., BBC (Scotland) 1931–46. Formed BBC Scottish Orch. 1935, conducting it after 1945 in adventurous programmes. Wrote operas, 2 syms., sym.-poems Edinburgh and Tam o'Shanter, ballet Donald of the Burthens, concs. (pf., vn., va.), choral works, and songs. OBE 1952.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Music.

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