William Glock

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Sir William Frederick Glock (3 May 1908 – 28 June 2000) was a British music critic and musical administrator.

Glock was born in London. He read history at the University of Cambridge and was an organ scholar at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. Glock studied piano with Artur Schnabel in Berlin from 1930 to 1933.

Glock was first music critic of the Daily Telegraph in 1934 and then of The Observer (1934-1945). He served in the Royal Air Force during World War II. He founded the music journal The Score in 1949, and served as its editor until 1961. He later became music critic at the New Statesman from 1958 to 1959.

On the encouragement of Schnabel, he founded the Dartington Summer School of Music in 1953, and was its director until 1979. The summer school put on performances of works by contemporary composers and courses for musicians. Notable participants included the Amadeus Quartet, Nadia Boulanger, Paul Hindemith, Igor Stravinsky, Boris Blacher and Georges Enescu. He later served as Director of the Bath Festival from 1976 to 1984.

Glock served as BBC Controller of Music from 1959 to 1972. From...
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