Fox Strangways, A(rthur) H(enry), noted

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Fox Strangways, A(rthur) H(enry), noted

Fox Strangways, A(rthur) H(enry), noted English writer on music and editor; b. Norwich, Sept. 14, 1859; d. Dinton, near Salisbury, May 2, 1948. He studied at Wellington Coll., London; received his M.A. in 1882 from Balliol Coll., Oxford, and then was a schoolmaster at Dulwich Coll. (1884–86) and Wellington Coll. (1887–1910). From 1911 to 1925 he wrote music criticism for the Times of London, and in 1925 he became music critic of the Observer. In 1920 he founded the quarterly journal Music & Letters, which he ed. until 1937. He was a specialist on Indian music and wrote several books on the subject, including The Music of Hindostan (Oxford, 1914); he also publ. a collection of essays, Music Observed (London, 1936), and a biography of Cecil Sharp (with M. Karpeles; London, 1933; 2nd ed., 1955). He contributed the article “Folk-Song” to the introductory vol. of The Oxford History of Music (London, 1929).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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