Fuller Maitland, J(ohn) A(lexander)

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Fuller Maitland, J(ohn) A(lexander)

Fuller Maitland, J(ohn) A(lexander), eminent English music scholar; b. London, April 7, 1856; d. Carnforth, Lancashire, March 30, 1936. He studied at Westminster School and Trinity Coll. in Cambridge (M.A., 1882), then took piano lessons with Dannreuther and W.S. Rockstro. He was music critic of the Pall Mall Gazette (1882–84) and of the Manchester Guardian (1884–89). He also lectured extensively on the history of English music, and appeared as a pianist with the Bach Choir and as a performer on the harpsichord in historical concerts. He contributed to the first ed. of Grove’s Dictionary of Music and Musicians and edited the Appendix; was editor-in- chief of the 2nd ed. (1904–10). He was also ed. of various other works, including the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book (1899; with W. Barclay Squire).

Writings

Schumann (1884); Masters of German Music (1894); The Musician’s Pilgrimage (1899); English Music in the 19th Century (1902); The Age of Bach and Handel (Vol. IV of The Oxford History of Music, 1902; new ed., 1931); Joseph Joachim (1905); Brahms (1911; Ger. tr., 1912); The Concert of Music (1915); The “48”—-Bach’s Wohltemperiertes Clavier (2 vols., 1925); The keyboard Suites of J.S. Bach (1925); The Spell of Music (1926); A Door-Keeper of Music (1929); Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos (1929); Schumann’s Concerted Chamber Music (1929); The Music of Parry and Stanford (1934).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire