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Lucas, Charleslocked

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(b Salisbury, July 28, 1808; d Battersea, London, March 23, 1869). English cellist and composer. He was a chorister at Salisbury Cathedral, 1815–23, then entered the RAM, where he studied the cello with Robert Lindley and composition with William Crotch. In 1830 he left the RAM and joined Queen Adelaide's private band. He performed in several London orchestras, eventually taking Lindley's place as principal cellist. A keen chamber musician, he played in the Quartett Concerts (later Dando's Quartett Concerts) from ...

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G. Grove, ed.: A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (1878, 1880, 1883, 1899)
Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford, 1885-1901, suppls., 1901-96)