UK Czech music expert Graham Melville-Mason dies at 85

05-02-2019

Graham Melville-Mason, a British champion of Czech classical music, died at the weekend at the age of 85, the website KlasikaPlus.cz reported. Professor Melville-Mason was the only non-Czech member of the artistic board of the Prague Spring International Music Festival and headed the UK’s Dvorak Society for Czech and Slovak Music.

He learned Czech on walks with a Czech neighbour in London and spent decades researching and promoting the work of Czech composers internationally.