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date: 05 April 2020

Platt, Sir Peter locked

  • J.M. Thomson
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(b Sheffield, July 6, 1924; d Sydney, Aug 3, 2000). English and Australian musicologist and teacher . He studied at the RCM in 1941–2 and again in 1946 after war service, and at Oxford (1946–52), where he took the BLitt with a thesis on the life and music of Richard Dering. His teachers included R(eginald) O(wen) Morris, H(erbert) K(ennedy) Andrews, Donald Peart and Jack Allan Westrup. His professional career was spent in Australia and New Zealand; he was lecturer and senior lecturer in music at the University of Sydney (1952–7), then professor and chair of the music department at the University of Otago, Dunedin; in 1975 he was appointed chair of the music department at the University of Sydney. He also lectured in Europe, the USA and Hong Kong, and in 1990 he was awarded the honorary MMus at the University of Sydney, having become professor emeritus in ...

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