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F.M.L. Thompson

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780197262788

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197262788.001.0001

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Alan Walker Tyson 1926–2000

Alan Walker Tyson 1926–2000

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(p.366) (p.367) Alan Walker Tyson 1926–2000
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Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 115 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, I
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Oliver Neighbour

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197262788.003.0019

Alan Tyson was a musicologist who made an outstanding contribution to understanding issues of authenticity and chronology in the works of Mozart and Beethoven often based on detailed study of the paper used in sketchbooks and manuscripts. Yet he had qualified as a psychoanalyst and clinical psychiatrist, and until 1969, when he obtained a visiting professorship at Columbia University, musicology was only a scholarly hobby. In 1971, Tyson was awarded a Senior Research Fellowship at All Souls College Oxford and thereafter pursued it as a full-time career. He was elected Fellow of the British Academy in 1978. Obituary by Oliver Neighbour FBA.

Keywords:   Alan Tyson, FBA, British Academy, obituary, musicology, Beethoven, Mozart, psychoanalysis, Oliver Neighbour

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