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Abbado, Claudio, (26 June 1933–20 Jan. 2014), Artistic Director, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, 1989–2002; Generalmusikdirektor of Vienna, since 1987  

Born Milan, 26 June 1933; m 1st, 1956, Giovanna Cavazzoni (marr. diss. 1968); one s one d; 2nd, Gabriella Cantalupi; one s; died 20 Jan. 2014

Artistic Director, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, ...

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Austin, Frederic, (1872–10 April 1952), baritone and composer; Artistic Director, late British National Opera Company  

Hon. RAM

Born 1872; died 10 April 1952

baritone and composer; Artistic Director, late British National Opera Company

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Birch, John Anthony, (9 July 1929–28 April 2012), Curator-Organist, Royal Albert Hall, since 1984; Professor, Royal College of Music, 1959–97, then Consultant; Organist: to the Royal Choral Society, since 1966; of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, since 1983  

MA, DMus; FRCM, FRCO(CHM), LRAM

Born 9 July 1929; s of late Charles Aylmer Birch and Mabel (née Greenwood), Leek, Staffs; unmarried; died 28 April 2012

Curator-Organist, Royal Albert Hall, since ...

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Bowie, David, (8 Jan. 1947–10 Jan. 2016), international recording artist and performer; film and stage actor; video and film producer; graphic designer  

Born Brixton, 8 Jan. 1947; s of Hayward Stenton Jones and late Margaret Mary Burns; n é David Robert Jones; m 1970, Angela Barnett (marr. diss. 1980); one s...

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Brüggen, Frans, (30 Oct. 1934–13 Aug. 2014), conductor; formerly recorder player; Founder and conductor, Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, since 1981  

Born Amsterdam, 30 Oct. 1934; m Machtelt Israëls; two d; died 13 Aug. 2014

conductor; formerly recorder player; Founder and conductor, Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, since 1981

Conservatory and Univ. of Amsterdam...

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Buckle, (Christopher) Richard (Sandford), (6 Aug. 1916–12 Oct. 2001), writer; critic; exhibition designer  

CBE 1979

Born 6 Aug. 1916; s of late Lieut-Col C. G. Buckle, DSO, MC, Northamptonshire Regt, and Mrs R. E. Buckle (née Sandford); ...

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Cook, Sir Francis Ferdinand Maurice, (21 Dec. 1907–12 Sept. 1978)  

4th Bt cr 1886

Born 21 Dec. 1907; s of Sir H. F. Cook, 3rd Bt, and Hon. Mary Hood, e d of 2nd Viscount Bridport; ...

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Cranmer, Philip, (1 April 1918–1 July 2006), Secretary, Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, 1974–83  

Born 1 April 1918; s of Arthur Cranmer and Lilian Phillips; m 1939, Ruth Loasby (d 2000); one s three d; died 1 July 2006...

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Cutler, Ivor, (15 Jan. 1923–3 March 2006), humorist, poet, illustrator, playwright, singer and composer, since 1957  

Born 15 Jan. 1923; s of Jack and Polly Cutler; marr. diss.; two s; died 3 March 2006

humorist, poet, illustrator, playwright, singer and composer, since 1957

Shawlands Academy; Jordanhill Coll., Glasgow....

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Dakers, Lionel Frederick, (24 Feb. 1924–10 March 2003), Director, Royal School of Church Music, 1972–89 (Special Commissioner, 1958–72); Examiner to the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, 1958–94; Director: Hymns Ancient and Modern, since 1976; SCM Press, 1998–2001  

CBE 1983; FRCO

Born Rochester, Kent, 24 Feb. 1924; o s of late Lewis and Ethel Dakers; m 1951, Mary Elisabeth (d 1997), ...

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Davie, (James) Alan, (28 Sept. 1920–5 April 2014), painter, poet, musician, silversmith and jeweller  

CBE 1972; RA 2012; RWA 1991; HRSA 1977

Born 28 Sept. 1920; m 1947, Janet Gaul (d 2007); one d; died 5 April 2014

painter, poet, musician, silversmith and jeweller...

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Dean, Winton (Basil), (18 March 1916–19 Dec. 2013), author and musical scholar  

FBA 1975

Born Birkenhead, 18 March 1916; e s of late Basil Dean, CBE, and Esther, d of A. H. Van Gruisen; m 1939, Hon. Thalia Mary Shaw (d...

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Dowd, (Eric) Ronald, (23 Feb. 1914–1990), voice consultant; tenor; Artistic Director and Co-Founder (with Maggie Niven), first National Summer School for Singers, Australia, since 1987  

AO 1976

Born Sydney, Australia, 23 Feb. 1914; s of Robert Henry Dowd and Henrietta (née Jenkins); m 1938, Elsie Burnitt Crute (English born) (decd); one ...

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Gui, Vittorio, (14 Sept. 1885–16 Oct. 1975), Commander of the Crown of Italy, 1923; Gold Medal for Culture (Italy) 1957; orchestral conductor; Artistic Counsellor at Glyndebourne, Sussex, 1960–65  

Born 14 Sept. 1885; m 1st, 1911, Mary Bourbon del Monte S Maria; three s; 2nd, 1936, Elda Salaroli-Enriques; two step s; died 16 Oct. 1975

Commander of the Crown of Italy, ...

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Hoffnung, Gerard, (22 March 1925–28 Sept. 1959), Free-lance artist and illustrator; musician  

FSIA

Born 22 March 1925; s of Ludwig and Hilde Hoffnung; m 1952, Annetta Perceval Bennett; one s one d; died 28 Sept. 1959

Free-lance artist and illustrator; musician

Highate School; Harrow School of Arts...

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Howard, Michael Stockwin, (14 Sept. 1922–4 Jan. 2002), organ recitalist and recording artist  

Born London, 14 Sept. 1922; er s of Frank Henry Howard (viola, Internat. String Quartet; Foundn principal, Beecham’s Philharmonic) and Florence Mabel Howard; m 6th, Elisabeth (...

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Isepp, Martin Johannes Sebastian, (30 Sept. 1930–25 Dec. 2011), Head of Music, Opera Akademie, Royal Danish Opera, Copenhagen, 2006–08; Head of Music Studies, National Opera Studio, 1979–95  

Born Vienna, 30 Sept. 1930; s of Sebastian and Helene Isepp; m 1966, Rose Henrietta Harris; two s; died 25 Dec. 2011

Head of Music, Opera Akademie, Royal Danish Opera, Copenhagen, ...

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Johnson, Philip Cortelyou, (8 July 1906–25 Jan. 2005), architect, with own firm, 1953–67, with Johnson/Burgee Architects, since 1967  

Born Cleveland, Ohio, 8 July 1906; s of Homer H. Johnson and Louise Pope Johnson; died 25 Jan. 2005

architect, with own firm, 1953–67, with Johnson/Burgee Architects, since ...

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Kisch, Alastair Royalton, (20 Jan. 1919–21 March 1995), conductor of symphony concerts; Artistic Director, Cork Street Art Gallery  

Born London, 20 Jan. 1919; s of late E. Royalton Kisch, MC and Pamela Kisch; m 1940, Aline, d of late Bruce Hylton Stewart and M. F., (Molly), Thornely; one ...

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Maxwell Davies, Sir Peter, (8 Sept. 1934–14 March 2016), composer and conductor; Master of the Queen’s Music, 2004–14  

CH 2014; Kt 1987; CBE 1981

Born 8 Sept. 1934; s of Thomas and Hilda Davies; died 14 March 2016

composer and conductor; Master of the Queen’s Music, 2004–14

Leigh Grammar Sch.; Manchester Univ. (MusB (Hons) ...