Cuthbert Girdlestone

Cuthbert Morton Girdlestone (born Bovey Tracey, Devon, 17 September 1895; died 10 December 1975)[1] was a British musicologist and literary scholar. He was educated at Cambridge and the Sorbonne, and thereafter took up the chair in French in Armstrong College, later to be King's College in Newcastle in 1926, a position he held until 1960. His most famous publications were his much reprinted study of the Mozart Piano Concertos (1939, published originally in French) and on Jean-Philippe Rameau (1957).[2]



  1. GIRDLESTONE, Prof. Cuthbert Morton, Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2015; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2014
  2. Grove, George (1954). Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 3rd Edition, F-G. New York: St. Martin's Press. p. 651.


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