Warlock, Peter [Heseltine, Philip (Arnold)]
- Barry Smith
[Heseltine, Philip (Arnold)]
(b London, Oct 30, 1894; d London, Dec 17, 1930). English composer, editor and writer on music. Born in the Savoy Hotel, he came from a well-to-do family of stockbrokers, solicitors and art connoisseurs; his father died when he was only two. His domineering mother, Edith Covernton, had Welsh connections and Warlock was to have strong ties with Wales throughout his life. In 1903 she married Walter Buckley Jones and mother and son moved to Wales. At preparatory school his interest in music was awakened through the pianola; his education continued at Eton where his musical interests were encouraged by a sympathetic piano teacher, Colin Taylor. It was Taylor who in 1911 obtained permission for him to attend a concert of Delius's music, an event which was to have a lasting effect on his life. Warlock's interest in Delius's music had begun as early as 1909 and, by the time of his first meeting with Delius at the concert in ...