Myers, Rollo (Hugh)

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Myers, Rollo (Hugh)

Myers, Rollo (Hugh), English music critic and writer on music; b. Chislehurst, Kent, Jan. 23, 1892; d. Chichester, Jan. 1, 1985. He was educated at Balliol Coll., Oxford, and at the Royal Coll. of Music in London. From 1919 to 1934 he was the Paris music correspondent of The Times and the Daily Telegraph of London. He was on the staff of the BBC in London from 1935 to 1944. After serving as music officer of the British Council in Paris (1944–45), he returned to London as ed. of The Chesterian (from 1947) and of Music Today (from 1949).


(all publ, in London unless otherwise given): Modern Music: Its Aims and Tendencies (1923); Music in the Modern World (1939; 2nd ed., rev., 1948); Debussy (1948); Erik Satie (1948); Introduction to the Music of Stravinsky (1950); Ravel: Life and Works (1960); ed. Twentieth Century Music (1960; 2nd ed., aug., 1968); ed. and tr., Richard Strauss and Romain Rolland: Correspondence (1968); Emmanuel Chabrier and his Circle (1969); Modern French Music (Oxford, 1971).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis Mclntire

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