JB Steane

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Birthday
12, 1928
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 17, 2011 (82)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
12, 1928
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 17, 2011 (82)

About

British musicologist, author, critic and teacher remembered for his expertise in the human singing voice. He wrote numerous books on the subject, including 1992's Voices, Singers and Critics, and contributed articles to music publications like The Musical Times.

Before Fame

He was a housemaster at Merchant Taylors' School and published his first book, Marlowe: A Critical Study, in 1964.

Trivia

For his 80th birthday, he was honored by the esteemed Worshipful Company of Musicians.

Family Life

His parents are William and Winifred John Steane.

Associated With

He wrote a critical evaluation of Italian singer Enrico Caruso for The Musical Times.

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