Paul Griffiths

Paul Griffiths was born in Wales in 1947 and worked for thirty years as a music critic in London and New York. He is known particularly as a writer on new and recent music, his Modern Music and After, now in its third edition, being the standard work on music since 1945. But he has also covered a much broader span in The Penguin Companion to Classical Music and A Concise History of Western Music, both of which have been widely translated, and he has written librettos and novels.

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