FOX-STRANGWAYS, Arthur Henry

FOX-STRANGWAYS, Arthur Henry. Norwich, Norfolk 14.9.1859 — Dinton, Wiltshire 2.5.1948. British Musicologist. Son of an officer, Walter Aston F.-S., and Harriet Elizabeth Bullier. Educated at Wellington College, studies at Balliol College, Oxford. Degree in Classics 1882, then two years at Hochschule für Musik in Berlin. Worked as schoolmaster at Dulwich (1884-86) and Wellington Colleges (1886-1910). Interested in Indian music he travelled 8 months in India in 1911. Then lived in London as music critic in The Times, then (from 1925) in The Observer. From 1920 also 1920 as the editor of Music and Letters, retired in 1939. Unmarried. A friend of R. Tagore and worked to make him known in the U.K.

Fox-Strangways was a friend of R. Tagore and worked to make him known in the U.K.His book remained long time the standard exposition of North Indian music.

Publications: Many writings on music; financed and edited the Music and Letters 1920–36.

The Music of Hindustan. 364 p. Oxford 1914.

Sources: Not in Who Was Who; *F. Howes, Music and Letters 50, 1969, 8-14 with photo; Wikipedia.

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