Donald Tovey

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Birthday
17, 1875
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jul 10, 1940 (64)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
17, 1875
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jul 10, 1940 (64)

About

Musician best remembered for his musicology and analysis. He wrote "Essays in Musical Analysis," which spanned seven volumes.

Before Fame

He accepted a teaching position at the University of Edinburgh in 1914, where he established the Reid Orchestra.

Trivia

He was given a knighthood in 1935.

Family Life

His family encouraged his passion for music. He began studying piano and composition while he was still young and eventually became a student of the famed Hubert Parry.

Associated With

He did much to preserve and compile the works of Johann Sebastian Bach.