Walker, Alan, English musicologist; b. Scunthorpe, April 6, 1930. He was educated at the Guildhall School of Music in London (ARCM, 1949) and at the Univ. of Durham (B.Mus., 1956; D.Mus., 1965); also studied with Hans Keller (1958-60). He was prof, of harmony and counterpoint at the Guildhall School of Music (1958-60). After serving as a producer for the BBC music division (1961-71), he was chairman of the music dept. and a prof, at McMaster Univ. in Hamilton, Ontario (from 1971).
(all publ. in London unless otherwise given): A Study in Musical Analysis (1962); An Anatomy of Musical Criticism (1966); ed., Frederic Chopin: Profiles of the Man and the Musician (1966; 2nded., rev. and enl., 1978); ed., Franz Liszt: The Man and His Music (1970; 2nded., rev., 1976); Liszt (1971); ed., Robert Schumann: The Man and His Music (1972; 2nded., rev., 1976); Schumann (1976); Franz Liszt: Vol. I, The Virtuoso Years, 1811-1847 (1983; rev. 1987); Franz Liszt: Vol. II, The Weimar Years, 1848-1861 (1989); with G. Erasmi, Liszt, Carolyne, and the Vatican: The Story of a Thwarted Marriage (Stuyvesant, N.Y., 1991).
M. Saffle and J. Deaville, eds., New Light on Liszt and His Music: Essays in Honor of A. W.s 65thBirthday (Stuyvesant, N.Y., 1997).
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire