Flower, Sir (Walter) Newman

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Flower, Sir (Walter) Newman

Flower, Sir (Walter) Newman, noted English publisher and writer on music; b. Fontmell Magna, Dorset, July 8, 1879; d. Blandford, Dorset, March 12, 1964. He joined the firm of Cassel & Co. in 1906 and purchased it in 1927. He became deeply interested in music; publ. an extensive biography, George Frideric Handel: His Personality and His Times (London, 1923; 2nd ed., rev., 1947); also Sir Arthur Sullivan: His Life, Letters and Diaries (London, 1927; 2nd ed., rev., 1950); Franz Schubert: The Man and His Circle (London, 1928; 2nd ed., rev., 1949); also prepared a Catalogue of a Handel Collection Formed by Newman Flower (Sevenoaks, 1921); publ. a vol. of memoirs, Just As It Happened (London, 1950). He was knighted in 1938.


A. Walker, George Frideric Handel: The N. F. Collection (Manchester, 1972).

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