(b Richmond, Surrey, 1907; d Aldeburgh, 1984). Eng. conductor, composer, editor, and writer. Daughter of Gustav Holst. Ed. several of her father's works and cond. them for recordings. Mus. dir., arts centre, Dartington Hall, 1943–51. Dir. of Aldeburgh Fest. and mus. ass. to Britten, 1952–64. Comps. incl. str. quintet (1981). Author of biography and other books about Gustav Holst, also on Britten and Byrd. CBE 1975.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.