Robinson, Stanford (b Leeds, 1904; d Brighton, 1984). Eng. conductor. On BBC staff 1924–66. From 1936 was responsible for many distinguished studio opera perfs. Chorus-master BBC 1924–32, founding BBC Singers, BBC Choral Soc. Ch. Cond., BBC Th. Orch. 1932–46. Opera dir., assoc. cond. BBC SO 1946–9; cond. BBC Opera Orch. 1949–52; chief cond. Queensland SO 1968–9. CG début 1937. OBE 1972.
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