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John Tyrrell (17 August 1942 – 4 October 2018) was a British musicologist. Born in Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia (now Harare, Zimbabwe), he studied at the universities of Cape Town, Oxford and Brno. He was a Lecturer in Music at the University of Nottingham (1976), becoming Reader in Opera Studies (1987) and Professor (1996). From 1996 to 2000 he was Executive Editor of the second edition of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (2001). From 2000 to 2008 he was Research Professor at Cardiff University

John Tyrrell
Born17 August 1942[1]
Died4 October 2018(2018-10-04) (aged 76)
NationalityBritish
Known forStudy of Czech music, particularly biography of L. Janacek, editor of second edition of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians
Scientific career
FieldsMusicology, Czech studies
InstitutionsUniversity of Cardiff

He published several books on Leoš Janáček, including an authoritative and largely definitive two-volume biography.

He died in 2018 at the age of 76.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ prof. dr. John Tyrrell
  2. ^ "Zemřel John Tyrrell, přední odborník na tvorbu Leoše Janáčka". Tyden.cz. 5 October 2018. Retrieved 5 October 2018.

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External linksEdit

  • "List of published books". Amazon.com. Retrieved 27 August 2008.
  • "Short biography". Archived from the original on 2 November 2010. Retrieved 27 August 2008. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)