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Quilter, Roger Cuthbert

Valerie Langfield

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/35642

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Quilter, Roger Cuthbert (1877–1953), composer, was born on 1 November 1877 at 4 Brunswick Square, Hove, Sussex, the fifth of the seven surviving children and the third son of Sir William Cuthbert Quilter (1841–1911) and his wife, Mary Ann Bevington (1842–1927). His family was extremely wealthy: his father, the first baronet, was a shrewd businessman, and his mother was strong-minded, energetic, and devoted to her family. He grew up in an atmosphere appreciative of the arts, but one which, following Victorian social mores, saw music as a diversion, not an occupation....

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Subjects: Composition

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