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Dean, Winton (Basil)locked

  • Stanley Sadie


(b Birkenhead, March 18, 1916). English writer on music. A son of Basil Dean, the theatre producer, he was educated at Harrow and Cambridge, where he read classics and English (BA 1938, MA 1941); he studied music privately with Philip Radcliffe. At Cambridge he saw and participated in some of the Handel oratorio stagings of the 1930s, which implanted a deep feeling for Handel as a dramatic composer. After World War II Dean began to become known as a writer on music and especially on 19th-century opera. His first book was a study of Bizet (...

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