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Stadlen, Peter

Stadlen, Peter (b Vienna, 1910; d London, 1996). Austrian-born pianist, conductor, and music critic (Brit. cit. 1946). Career as pianist from 1934, specializing in Viennese classics and 2nd Viennese Sch. Gave of Webern's Pf. Variations (1937), Krenek's Bagatelles for pf. duet, with composer (1936). Settled in Eng. 1939. Master classes in modern pf. works, Darmstadt 1948–51. Soloist in f. Ger. p. of Schoenberg conc. (Darmstadt 1948). Schoenberg Medal 1952. Mus. lect., Reading Univ., 1965–9. Mus. critic, Daily Telegraph, from 1960 (chief critic 1977–86). Author of monographs on Beethoven's metronome marks, decline of serialism, Schoenberg and Sprechgesang, and Schindler's Beethoven forgeries.

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