This latest addition to the series contains miniature biographies taken from the archives of the Dictionary of National Biography of some of the men and women of the 20th century who made music the centre of their life. Nicholas Kenyon, Controller of BBC Proms, uses his expertise and experience in the subject to make his very personal selection of entries.
Nicholas Kenyon has been Controller of BBC Proms, Live Events, and TV Classical Music since 1998. He was also Music Critic for New Yorker, The Times, and the Observer. Previous to his present post he was Controller of BBC Radio 3. He is the author of and contributor to many books (see Books by the same author, below).