Reports: UK composer dies within month of his wifeRIP
The director Gerard McBurney has reported the death of composer Anthony Payne, whose wife Jane Manning died exactly a month ago.
We have no further details as yet.
Payne, who was 84, is best known for accepting a BBC commission to complete the third symphony of Edward Elgar. He wrote two books, on Arnold Schoenberg and Frank Bridge.
So soon after his beloved wife Jane Manning, Tony Payne has gone https://t.co/R8DWSAn6OB How many of us will miss them both! British music is so much richer for their laughter, incomparable generosity to so many generations, their exuberant home into which they welcomed everyone!
— Gerard McBurney (@GerardMcBurney) April 30, 2021