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Arnell, Richard Anthony Sayer, (15 Sept. 1917–10 April 2009), composer; conductor; poet; Principal Lecturer, Trinity College of Music, 1981–87 (Teacher of Composition, 1949–81)  

Born 15 Sept. 1917; s of late Richard Sayer Arnell and Hélène Marie Scherf; m 1992, Joan Heycock; one s three d from former marriages; died 10 April 2009

composer; conductor; poet; Principal Lecturer, Trinity College of Music, ...


Arundell, Dennis Drew, (22 July 1898–10 Dec. 1988), actor, composer, producer, writer for theatre, radio, films and television, since 1926  

OBE 1978; (formerly D. D. Arundel)

Born 22 July 1898; s of Arundel Drew Arundel and Rose Lucy Campbell; died 10 Dec. 1988

actor, composer, producer, writer for theatre, radio, films and television, since ...


Balfour of Inchrye, 2nd Baron, (Ian Balfour) (21 Dec. 1924–14 April 2013)  

Born 21 Dec. 1924; s of 1st Baron Balfour of Inchrye, PC, MC and Diana Blanche (d 1982), d of Sir Robert Grenville Harvey, 2nd Bt; ...


Barnes, Clive Alexander, (13 May 1927–19 Nov. 2008), Associate Editor and Chief Drama and Dance Critic, New York Post, since 1977  

CBE 1975

Born London, 13 May 1927; s of Arthur Lionel Barnes and Freda Marguerite Garratt; m 1958, Patricia Winckley (marr. diss.); one s one d; m 2004, Valerie Taylor; ...


Berlin, Irving, (11 May 1888–22 Sept. 1989), author and composer  

Born (as Israel Baline), 11 May 1888; s of Moses Baline and Leah Lipkin; brought to USA, 1893; m 1st, 1913, Dorothy Goetz (d...


Blackmur, Richard Palmer, (21 Jan. 1904–2 Feb. 1965), author, critic, poet; Professor of English, Princeton University, since 1951; Fellow of Library of Congress; Member National Institute of Arts and Letters, 1956  

Born 21 Jan. 1904; s of George Edward Blackmur and Helen (née Palmer); m 1930, Helen Dickson (marr. diss., 1951). Guggenheim Fellowships, 1936–38. Princeton University: Res. Fellow, 1940–43...


Blom, Eric Walter, (20 Aug. 1888–11 April 1959), Editor of 5th edition of Grove’s Dictionary of Music and Musicians  

CBE 1955

Born 20 Aug. 1888; s of Frederick Walter Blom; m 1923, Marjory Spencer (d 1952); one s one d; died 11 April 1959...


Blumer, Rodney Milnes, (Rodney Milnes), (26 July 1936–5 Dec. 2015), Chief Opera Critic, The Times, 1992–2002  

OBE 2002

Born 26 July 1936; s of Charles Eric Milnes Blumer and Kathleen Bertha Croft; died 5 Dec. 2015

Chief Opera Critic, The Times, 1992–2002

Rugby School; Christ Church, Oxford (BA Hons Hist.)...


Boito, Arrigo, (24 Feb. 1842–10 June 1918), poet, composer, librettist  

Born Padua, 24 Feb. 1842; died 10 June 1918

poet, composer, librettist


Brien, Alan, (12 March 1925–23 May 2008), novelist and journalist  

Born 12 March 1925; s of Ernest Brien and Isabella Brien (née Patterson); m 1st, 1947, Pamela Mary Jones (d 1998); three d; 2nd, 1961, Nancy Newbold Ryan (...


Brown, Hubert Sydney, (28 Sept. 1898–30 March 1949), composer, author, concert director, adjudicator; Principal of Hubert Brown School of Singing and Dramatic Art  


Born 28 Sept. 1898; s of Charles Hubert Brown, Principal of the Hubert Brown School of Singing and Dramatic Art; m Sylvia Brent; died...


Bruce, George Robert, (10 March 1909–25 July 2002), poet and critic  

OBE 1984

Born 10 March 1909; s of Henry George Bruce and Jeannie Roberta (née Gray); m 1935, Elizabeth Duncan (d 1994); one ...


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); ...


Caesar, Irving, (4 July 1895–17 Dec. 1996), author-lyrist; Past President of Songwriters’ Protective Association; Member Board of Directors, American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers  

Born New York, 4 July 1895; s of Rumanian Jews; died 17 Dec. 1996

author-lyrist; Past President of Songwriters’ Protective Association; Member Board of Directors, American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers...


Carpenter, Humphrey William Bouverie, (29 April 1946–4 Jan. 2005), author, broadcaster, musician  


Born 29 April 1946; s of late Rt Rev. Harry James Carpenter and of Urith Monica Trevelyan; m 1973, Mari Christina Prichard; two d...


Carr, Ian Henry Randell, (21 April 1933–25 Feb. 2009), freelance trumpeter, composer, author and broadcaster, since 1960; Associate Professor, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, since 1982  

Born 21 April 1933; s of late Thomas Randell Carr and Phyllis Harriet Carr; m 1963, Margaret Blackburn Bell (d 1967); one d; 2nd, 1972, Sandra Louise Major (marr. diss. ...


Chilton, John James, (16 July 1932–25 Feb. 2016), jazz musician and author  

Born 16 July 1932; s of Thomas William Chilton and Eileen Florence (née Burke); m 1963, Teresa McDonald (d 2014); two s one d; died 25 Feb. 2016...


Coates, Henry, (1880–28 Dec. 1963), musical professor, critic, writer, and composer; Member of Board of Studies, Faculty of Music, and Recognised Teacher, London University; Member of Trinity College Corporation and Board; Senator, Faculty Dean and Chairman, Board of Examiners in Music, University of London, 1949–55  

PhD (Lond.)

Born London, 1880; s of late Henry Coates of 8 Salisbury Court, EC; m 1921, Kathleen Josephine Brophy (d 1959); died...


Cooke, (Alfred) Alistair, (20 Nov. 1908–30 March 2004), journalist and broadcaster  

Hon. KBE 1973

Born 20 Nov. 1908; s of Samuel Cooke and Mary Elizabeth Byrne; US citizen, 1941; m 1st, 1934, Ruth Emerson; one s...


Cope, Charles Elvey, (died 27 Dec. 1943), author, poet, composer and organist; Organist and Choirmaster at St Mary Magdalen, Bexhill-on-Sea, 1908–42  


Born s of an organist and composer; m Lilian Poland, niece of late Sir Harry Bodkin Poland, KC; two s one d; died...