The former Financial Times music critic David Murray died just before 11 yesterday morning, in the Marie Curie Hospice in Hampstead. He was 79.
A Canadian who came to Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, David lectured in philosophy at the University of London and gave occasional piano recitals. He gave up the piano after breaking a finger and retired as a critic in January 2007 after 27 years on the FT.
UPDATE: His sister Jan, a well known dance critic, died a week later.
l-r on the FT: Jeremy Noble, Andrew Porter, David Murray