Death of a noted British musicologist, 57

Kenneth Gloag, whose death was announced today by the University of Cardiff, was a leading authority on the music of Nicholas Maw, as well as other UK composers.

Professor Gloag wrote the Cambridge monograph on Tippett’s A Child of our Time and contributed to other volumes on Tippett, Maw, Birtwistle and Maxwell Davies.

His last published work was Postmodernism in Music (Cambridge University Press, 2012).

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  • Very sorry to hear this news. His work was excellent and accessible, and both Key Concepts in Musicology and his Postmodernism in Music have been important to me personally in my research. I hope readers of this blog will seek out Gloag’s writings.

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