A doyen of British music has diedmain
We have been informed of the death at his home today of Sir John Manduell, programme director of the Cheltenham Music Festival for 25 years and later principal of the Royal Northern College of Music.
Sir John, who was 89, also served on the Arts Council, the British Council, European Music Year and other bodies.
He founded the music programme at BBC Radio 3 and the department of music at Lancaster University. Aside from these duties, he was an active composer.