Singers of the Century, Vol. 2
John B. Steane, signed by author
John Barry Steane (12 April 1928–17 March 2011) was an English music critic, musicologist, literary scholar and teacher, with a particular interest in singing and the human voice. His 36-year career as a schoolmaster overlapped with his career as a music critic and author of books on Elizabethan drama, and opera and concert singers. Among his works are critical studies of Christopher Marlowe and Alfred Tennyson, and a series of books on music, concentrating on singing and singers. He contributed to a range of musical journals, including ‘Gramophone’ and ‘The Musical Times’, and wrote articles for the Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians and the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
This volume is not signed. Rather, it contains two personal letters from Steane in their original mailing envelopes, both addressed to Philip L. Forstall.