English composer and writer Thomas Dunhill was born in London on 1 February 1877. He studied composition at the Royal College of Music in the same city, with Charles Stanford, winning an open scholarship. After teaching music at Eton College, he became a profesor at the Royal College of Music in 1905.
As a composer, Dunhill is best known for his song cycle The Wind among the Reeds (1912), for tenor and orchestra. As a writer, he wrote a student textbook on chamber music an appreciation of Edward German in Musical Times, and books about Arthur Sullivan's comic operas and Edward Elgar.
Dunhill died in Lincolnshire on 13 March 1946.
A selection of M&V articles about Thomas Dunhill
CD Spotlight. What treasures! - British music for flute and piano, enjoyed by the late Howard Smith. 'Smith and Rhodes present definitive, warmly recorded performances of this gorgeous, all-UK repertory, some of it apparently on disc for the first time.'
CD Spotlight. An Admirable Introduction - English violin sonatas by Dunhill, Bantock and Stanford, heard by Robert Anderson. '... affectionate performances by Susanne Stanzeleit and Gusztáv Fenyò ...'