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date: 01 June 2020

Salter, Lionel (Paul)locked

  • Stanley Sadie
  • , revised by Jon Stroop



(b London, Sept 8, 1914; d London, March 1, 2000). English harpsichordist, pianist, conductor, writer on music and administrator. He first studied under Thomas Henry Yorke Trotter and Stanley Chapple (1923–31). After a year at the RCM he went to Cambridge, where he studied under Edward J(oseph) Dent and Boris Ord (1932–5; BA 1935, MusB 1936); he then had a further year's study at the RCM. He was a pupil of Constant Lambert for conducting and James Ching and Arthur Benjamin for the piano. He became known as a performer, especially on the radio, and also worked as a music assistant in BBC television. During war service he was guest conductor (1943–4) of the Radio France SO; returning to the BBC in 1945, he became assistant conductor of the BBC Theatre Orchestra and in 1948 music supervisor of the BBC European Service. After holding various other posts, he moved in ...

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