David Fanning (musicologist)

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David Fanning (born 1955) is a professor of music at the University of Manchester. He is an expert on the music of Dmitri Shostakovich, Carl Nielsen and Soviet music.[1] He is the author and editor of a number of books, collaborating with wife, Michelle Assay, on a book about Mieczyslaw Weinberg.

As well as being a musicologist, he is also the pianist with The Quatuor Danel and a reviewer for The Daily Telegraph, Gramophone and BBC Radio 3.

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  1. ^ "Professor David Fanning". Royal Northern College of Music. Retrieved 15 February 2011.