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Carrier, Mosco

Carrier, Mosco

Carrier, Mosco Austrian-born English writer on music and conductor; b. Vienna, Nov. 15, 1904; d. Cornwall, Aug. 3, 1985. He studied at the New Vienna Cons., and then musicology with Adler at the Univ. of Vienna (Ph.D., 1928, with the diss. Studien zur Sonaten-form bei Robert Schumann). After conducting opera in Opava (1929–30) and Gdansk (1930–33), he emigrated to England and became a naturalized British subject. He devoted himself mainly to writing music criticism in London, and later was music critic of Time and Tide (1949–62) and the Evening News (1957–61).

Writings

(all publ. in London unless otherwise given): Dvorak (1941); Vol. 2 oí A Study of 20th- Century Harmony (1942); Of Men and Music (1944); The Waltz (1948); Puccini: A Critical Biography (1958; 3rd ed., rev., 1992); Alban Berg: The Man and the Work (1975; 2nd ed., rev., 1983); Madam Butterfly (1979); Major and Minor (1980); Hugo Wolf Songs (1982); Tosca (Cambridge, 1985).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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