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Paul Walter Myers

British-born record producer, author and broadcaster Paul Walter Myers was born in London on 17 July 1932. During a career with CBS, Decca and Naxos, he worked with Frederica von Stade, George Szell, Glenn Gould, guitarist John Williams, the Juilliard Quartet, Kiri Te Kanawa, Leonard Bernstein (whose biography he later wrote), Pierre Boulez, Pinchas Zukerman, Plácido Domingo and Samuel Barber.

As an author, he wrote a series of mystery novels set in the classical music world, beginning with Deadly Variations (1985) and proceeding through Deadly Cadenza (1986), Deadly Aria (1987), Deadly Sonata (1987) and Deadly Score (1988) to Deadly Crescendo (1989).

Paul Myers died on 1 May 2015, aged eighty-two.


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