The golden ears of new Glyndebourne

The acoustician Derek Sugden, who achieved superb sound at Aldeburgh, Buxton and Glyndebourne, has died at 91.

An amateur in the highest English tradition, Derek was a structural engineer with a passion for music and buildings. He never acquired a qualification in acoustics, relying on his innate sense of what works in music.

Out of working hours, he was a habituee of chamber music at the Wigmore Hall.

Fine obit here.


derek sugden

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