Evans, Edwin

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Evans, Edwin (b London, 1874; d London, 1945). Eng. critic. His father was a writer on mus. and trans. Wagner's Opera and Drama. Took up financial journalism, but turned to mus. 1901 and became expert on Russ. composers. Champion of Debussy and young Eng. composers. Critic, Pall Mall Gazette 1912–23. Then worked with Ballets Russes. Critic, Daily Mail from 1933. Wrote biography of Tchaikovsky, many essays, trans. Louise and Pelléas et Mélisande. Succeeded Dent as president of ISCM, 1938.