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In Early Music, how famous is “famous enough”?

Following on from my last post on Mary Potts, the forgotten harpsichord teacher of many, including Christopher Hogwood and Colin Tilney (who, like Professor Peter Williams, went on to study with Gustav Leonhardt), I’ve been looking into who else, from Mary’s circle, is remembered – or not.  [...]

How famous is scholar, conductor and harpsichordist Thurston Dart, 40 years on? Part 2

 

With the death of Dart’s close personal friend and executor William Oxenbury, Gustav Leonhardt is now probably the only person alive who knew Dart, but not as a teacher. They were apparently well acquainted and served together on the jury at the harpsichord competition at Bruges. Their approach to Froberger seems quite similar in these [...]

How famous is scholar, conductor and harpsichordist Thurston Dart, 40 years on?   Part 1 

Music Faculty, King’s College, University of London, 1968 Reproduced by kind permission of King’s College London Professor Thurston Dart (holding the serpent) was at the time King Edward Professor of Music and established the faculty in 1964. For the full photo and a partial who’s who, see here. 

 

The composer Michael Nyman well-known for [...]