Diana McVeagh

Diana McVeagh (born 6 September 1926, Ipoh)[1] is a British author on classical music. She has written a biography of Gerald Finzi and several books on Edward Elgar.[2][3][4] McVeagh studied at the Royal College of Music in the 1940s and was assistant editor with Andrew Porter at The Musical Times.[1][5] Since 2013 the North American British Music Studies Association awards a biennial Diana McVeagh Prize for Best Book on British Music named after her.[6]


  1. ^ a b International Who's who in Music and Musicians' Directory. Melrose Press. 1994. p. 695.
  2. ^ McVeagh, Diana (2021). Gerald Finzi's Letters, 1915-1956. [S.l.]: Boydell Press. ISBN 9781783275724.
  3. ^ Tim Rayborn (6 April 2016). A New English Music: Composers and Folk Traditions in England's Musical Renaissance from the Late 19th to the Mid-20th Century. McFarland. ISBN 978-0-7864-9634-1.
  4. ^ McVeagh, Diana M. (2005). Gerald Finzi: his life and music. Woodbridge: Boydell Press. ISBN 9781843831709.
  5. ^ Paul-André Bempéchat (2005). Liber Amicorum Isabelle Cazeaux: Symbols, Parallels and Discoveries in Her Honor. Pendragon Press. p. 344. ISBN 978-1-57647-091-6.
  6. ^ "Diana McVeagh Prize for Best Book on British Music". North American British Music Studies Association. Retrieved 16 December 2020.