GEORGE DYSON

GEORGE DYSON

Sir George Dyson, composer, teacher, organist and administrator  was born in Halifax, Yorkshire, England in 1883. He spent four years (1904-8) in Italy and Germany on a Mendelssohn Scholarship before embarking on his career as music master at a succession of public schools, including Rugby, Wellington and Winchester. He taught at the Royal College of Music (where he had been a student under Stanford) before becoming in 1937 the College's director, a post he retained until 1952. He died at Winchester in 1964.

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DYSON’S DELIGHT

A 200-page anthology of Sir George Dyson's wide-ranging writings and talks on music, selected, edited and introduced by Christopher Palmer.

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GEORGE DYSON: MAN AND MUSIC

A study written in 1983 as a centenary appreciation. It was published in 1996 shortly after the untimely death of the author, Christopher Palmer.  A shrewd and well-informed study of the man and his music.

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SIR GEORGE DYSON: HIS LIFE AND  MUSIC

Full scale biography and study of works by Paul Spicer (with appendixes by Ray Siese) published in June 2014 by Boydell & Brewer.

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