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Donald Francis Tovey

The English composer, pianist and scholar Donald Tovey was born on 17 July 1875 at Eton and died in Edinburgh on 10 July 1940. Tovey's programme notes for his Reid concerts in Edinburgh became famous and were later published as Essays in Musical Analysis.

A selection of M&V articles about Donald Francis Tovey

Profile. The Motive behind the Motive - Andrew Schartmann in conversation with Canadian composer Alan Belkin

CD Spotlight. Ingeniously Crafted - Orchestral music by Donald Tovey, heard by Stephen Francis Vasta. '... the Malmö Opera Orchestra plays handsomely for George Vass.'

CD Spotlight. Grandest Lines - Donald Tovey's cello concerto, heard by Robert Anderson. '... satisfyingly masterful.'

CD Spotlight. Great Abilities - Piano trios by Donald Tovey, heard by Robert Anderson. '... diatonic convictions ...'

Provocative thoughts, from Patric Standford - Analysis


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