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Tyrrell, John  

Rosemary Firman

(b Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia [now Harare, Zimbabwe], Aug 17, 1942; d Beeston, Nottingham, Oct 4, 2018). British musicologist. He studied at the University of Cape Town (BMus 1963) and at Oxford, where he took the doctorate in 1969 with a dissertation on Janáček’s stylistic development as an operatic composer. He served as associate editor of Musical Times and worked on the editorial staff of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians before becoming lecturer at Nottingham University (1976; Reader in Opera Studies, 1989; British Academy Research Fellow in the Humanities, 1992–4; professor, 1996–7). In 1996 he became deputy editor of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians and from 1997 to 2000 was executive editor. He was appointed professorial research fellow at Cardiff University in 2000. (Professor, School of Music, 2003–8; Honorary Professor 2008–18). His many academic honours included the awards of PhD, honoris causa, Masaryk University of Brno (...

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