Edward Greenfield

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Edward Greenfield OBE (born 1928, Westcliff-on-Sea, England) is an English music critic and broadcaster.[1] He joined the Manchester Guardian in 1953, working as a lobby correspondent in the House of Commons. He has been a record critic for the newspaper since 1955, a music critic since 1964, and was chief music critic from 1977 until his retirement in 1993. He has contributed to Gramophone magazine since 1960, and has been joint editor of The Stereo Record Guide since 1960. A regular broadcaster on the BBC, he presented classical music programmes on the World Service, including The Greenfield Collection, and was a regular contributor to the 'Building a Library' feature of Radio 3's Record Review (now CD Review) for many years.

He is the author of monographs on Puccini (1958), Joan Sutherland (1972) and André Previn (1973). He was awarded the OBE in 1994.


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