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Allen, Sir Hugh Percy (1869–1946), musicologist and conductor, was born at Reading on 23 December 1869, the youngest of the seven children of John Herbert Allen, who was in business with Huntley and Palmers of Reading. His mother, Rebecca, was the daughter of ...

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Collinson, Francis James Montgomery (1898–1984), musical director and musicologist, was born on 20 January 1898 at Coates House, Manor Place, Edinburgh, the third of five children (three sons, two daughters) of Thomas Henry Collinson (1858–1928), organist at St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Edinburgh, and his wife, ...

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Hogwood, Christopher Jarvis Haley (1941–2014), harpsichordist, conductor, and musicologist, was born on 10 September 1941 at 75 Radcliffe Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, the eldest of five children of Haley Evelyn Hogwood (1909–1980), a physicist then working for the Ministry of Supply...

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Steinitz, (Charles) Paul Joseph (1909–1988), conductor and musicologist, was born on 25 August 1909 in Chichester, Sussex, the son of the Revd Charles Steinitz, a Church of England clergyman, and his wife, Sarah Jessie Prior. He was educated privately, and in the late 1920s entered the ...

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Stevens, Denis William (1922–2004), musicologist and conductor, was born on 2 March 1922 at 43 Upper Green Street, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, the elder son of William James Stevens (d. 1977), a maker of artificial limbs, and his wife, Edith Ruby, née Driver (...

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Westrup, Sir Jack Allan (1904–1975), music scholar and conductor, was born in Dulwich, London, on 26 July 1904, the second of the three sons (there were no daughters) of George Westrup, insurance clerk, of Dulwich, and his wife, Harriet Sophia Allan. He was educated at ...