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Aprahamian, (Apraham) Felix Bartev (1914–2005), music critic and concert organizer, was born on 5 June 1914 at 16 Inderwick Road, Hornsey, London, the son of Avedis Aprahamian, formerly Hovhanessian (b. 1871), carpet dealer, and his wife, Araxie, née Garabedian. His parents were both Armenian immigrants from ...

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Blom, Eric Walter (1888–1959), music critic and lexicographer, was born on 20 August 1888 in Bern, Switzerland, the only son and eldest child of Frederick Walter Blom, bookseller and amateur singer of Danish origin, and his wife, Anna Elise Rosalie Wenger. He was educated privately and was always very reticent about his early years: he seems to have been largely self-taught in music. ...

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Carr, Ian Henry Randell (1933–2009), jazz trumpeter and author, was born at Charnwood Maternity Home, Dumfries, on 21 April 1933, the son of Thomas Randell Carr, tea salesman, later company director, and his wife, Phyllis Harriet, née Carr. At the time of his birth registration his parents lived at ...

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Grove, Sir George (1820–1900), writer on music and lexicographer, was born on 13 August 1820 at Thurlow Lodge, 74 Thurlow Terrace, Clapham, Surrey, the eighth of the eleven children of Thomas Grove (1774–1852), fishmonger and venison dealer, and his wife, Mary (1784–1856), née...

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Keller, Hans Heinrich (1919–1985), broadcaster and writer on music, was born at Nusswaldgasse 13, Döbling, Vienna, Austria, on 11 March 1919, the son of the architect Fritz Keller (d. 1939) and his wife, Grete Grotte (1883–1959); he had one half-sister, Gertrud Franey (...

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Kington, Miles Beresford (1941–2008), humorist, jazz critic, and broadcaster, was born on 13 May 1941 at Down County Infirmary, Downpatrick, co. Down, the elder son of William Beresford Nairn Kington (1909–1982), a brewer then serving as a captain with the 4th Royal Welch Fusiliers...

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Mace, Thomas (1612/13–1706?), musician and writer on music, was born in either York or Cambridge; in the title-page of his Riddles, Mervels and Rarities, or, A New Way of Health from an Old Man's Experience (1698) he describes himself as 'being now in the Eighty Six Year of his Age...

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Mar, Norman René Del (1919–1994), conductor and writer on music, was born on 31 July 1919 at 12 Kidderpore Gardens, London, the youngest of the three sons of Max Levi (1876–1963), a brush manufacturer, and his wife, Vera, née Del Mar (1891–1964). Max...

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Newmarch [née Jeaffreson], Rosa Harriet (1857–1940), writer on music, was born at 29 Lansdowne Place, Leamington Spa, on 18 December 1857, the daughter of Samuel John Jeaffreson, a doctor, and his wife, Sophy Kenney, and the granddaughter of the playwright James Kenney...

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Scholes, Percy Alfred (1877–1958), musical writer and encyclopaedist, was born at Headingley, Leeds, on 24 July 1877, the third child of Thomas Scholes, commercial agent, and his wife, Katharine Elizabeth Pugh. Ill health limited his attendance at school (he was a lifelong sufferer from severe bronchitis), but he gave much time to miscellaneous reading and the assiduous study of the elements of music. After a couple of years earning ...

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Searle, Humphrey (1915–1982), composer and writer on music, was born on 26 August 1915 at Oxford, the eldest of the three sons (there were no daughters) of Humphrey Frederic Searle (1887–1965), of Oxford, a commissioner in the Indian Civil Service, and his wife, ...

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Simpson, Christopher (c. 1602–1669), composer and musician, was the eldest son of Dorothy Pearson (d. 1628) and Christopher Sympson (b. c.1580, d. in or after 1616). Originally from Nottinghamshire, the family had settled in Yorkshire by the mid-sixteenth century. Simpson...

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Taylor, Desmond Christopher Shawe- (1907–1995), music critic, was born at 92 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin, on 29 May 1907, the elder of the two sons of Francis Manley (Frank) Shawe-Taylor (1869–1920), of Castle Lambert, co. Galway, magistrate and high sheriff for co. Galway...

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Wallace, Philip Adrian Hope- (1911–1979), music and theatre critic, was born in London on 6 November 1911, the only son (there were two elder sisters) of Charles Nugent Hope-Wallace MBE, charity commissioner, and his wife, Mabel, daughter of Colonel Allan Chaplin, Madras army, of ...