Michael Kennedy Music critic

Dr. George Michael Sinclair Kennedy CBE (born 19 February 1926 in Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester) is an English biographer, journalist and writer on classical music. He joined the Daily Telegraph at the age of 15 in 1941, and began writing music criticism for it in 1948. He was Northern Editor of the paper from 1960 to 1986, joint chief music critic from 1986 to 2005, and chief music critic of the Sunday Telegraph from 1989 to 2005. He was on the Board of Governors of the Royal Northern College of Music from 1971 to 2006. He was made an OBE in 1981 and a CBE in 1997. Michael Kennedy has been semi-retired since 2005. As a writer his main interests have been late Romantic music and the history of music-making in Manchester since the 19th century. He is particularly well known for acute and sympathetic studies of the works of Vaughan Williams (who was during his last years a close friend) , Elgar, and Richard Strauss.

Personal details

Date of birth
February 19th, 1926
Nationality
England

Member of order 1

Order name Title Member from
Commander of the Order of the British Empire 1997

Written work

1.The works of Ralph Vaughan Williams

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1964. at New York City
1980. at New York City

2.Portrait of Elgar

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1968. at New York City
1982. at New York City
1987. by Oxford University Press at New York City (393 pages)

3.Elgar orchestral music

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1970. at London (64 pages)

4.Barbirolli, conductor laureate

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1971. by MacGibbon & Kee at London (416 pages)

5.Richard Strauss: Man, Musician, Enigma

Biography
Editions Subjects Co-authors
1976. at London (274 pages)
1996. at New York City (237 pages)
1999. by Cambridge University Press at New York City (451 pages)
Richard Strauss

6.The Oxford Dictionary of Music

Non-fiction
Editions Subjects Co-authors
1980. at New York City
1985. by Oxford University Press at New York City (810 pages)
1994. by Oxford University Press at New York City (985 pages)
2006. by Oxford University Press at New York City (9 pages)
2007. at New York City
Musician
Music

7.Britten

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1981. at London (356 pages)
1993. at London

8.A catalogue of the works of Ralph Vaughan Williams

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1982. by Oxford University Press at New York City (329 pages)
1996. at New York City

9.The Hallé

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1983. at Dover

10.Strauss tone poems

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1984. at London (68 pages)

11.Portrait of Walton

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1989. at New York City
1998. at New York City

12.Mahler

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1990. at London (256 pages)
2000. by Oxford University Press (227 pages)

13.The Life of Elgar

Editions Subjects Co-authors
2004. by Cambridge University Press at New York City (238 pages)

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