Kalmus, Alfred (August Uhlrich)

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Kalmus, Alfred (August Uhlrich) (b Vienna, 1889; d London, 1972). Eng. music publisher of Austrian birth. Joined mus. publishers Universal Edition in Vienna, 1909. Went to London 1936 and opened branch of Universal Ed. Unceasing champion of 20th-cent. composers, incl. Schoenberg, Berg, Webern, Bartók, Janáček, Berio, Boulez, Stockhausen, Birtwistle, David Bedford, and Hugh Wood.