Death of two UK classical music journalists

Death of two UK classical music journalists


norman lebrecht

October 22, 2020

Terry Barfoot and Tony Cliff, regular contributors to Classical Music magazine and its associated publications, died this month.

Terry, who was 70, ran weekend music appreciation courses in small country hotels.

Tony, 69, was Senior Lecturer in Music at the University of Salford, before settling in Cornwall.



  • yujafan says:

    Correction – Terry passed in August, see for an accurate obit. He will be missed by many for his wit, wisdom and warmth.

  • JulianE says:

    There was also an obituary of Terry Barfoot, written by Dave Billinge, in The Guardian on 18 September.