Edward Joseph Dent

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Edward Joseph Dent, generally known by his initials as E. J. Dent (16 July 1876, Ribston, Yorkshire – 22 August 1957, London), was a British writer on music.

Son of the landowner and politician John Dent Dent. Educated at Eton and King's College, Cambridge,[1] Dent was Professor of Music at Cambridge University from 1926 to 1941. He was President of the I.S.C.M. from its foundation in 1922 until 1938. He was a governor of Sadler's Wells Opera, and translated many libretti for it. He wrote influential books on Alessandro Scarlatti, Ferruccio Busoni, Handel, English Operas and the operas of Mozart.


  1. ^ "Dent, Edward Joseph (DNT895EJ)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 

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