Mitchell, Donald ( Charles Peter )
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( Charles Peter )
( b London, Feb 6, 1925). English musicologist, publisher and administrator . He studied at Dulwich College (1939–42) and from 1945 taught in London. He is largely self-taught in music, although he spent one year at Durham University (1949–50), where he studied with Arthur Hutchings and A.E.F. Dickinson. In 1947 he founded Music Survey and edited it (from 1949 with Hans Keller) until it ceased publication in 1952 (it was reprinted in full in 1981). From 1953 to 1957 he wrote regularly for the Musical Times, and from 1958 to 1962 edited Tempo for Boosey & Hawkes, for which firm he was music adviser in 1963–4. He was on the music staff of the Daily Telegraph (1959–64), and in 1964 music critic for The Listener. In 1958 he was appointed head of the music department of Faber & Faber; following a suggestion from Benjamin Britten in ...