Stephen Walsh


Well-known English critic and writer on music. From 1963 he worked as a music journalist in London, at first freelance, writing for The Times, Daily Telegraph, and Financial Times, then from 1966 as deputy music critic of The Observer. He has broadcast regularly on musical topics for the BBC Radio 3. Stephen Walsh joined Cardiff University as a Senior Lecturer in the School of Music in 1976. He still contributes music criticism to The Independent and has since published a series of books and long papers on Schumann, Bartok, Stravinsky, Kurtág and Panufnik, among others. The first volume of his major biography of Stravinsky — Stravinsky: A Creative Spring— won the Royal Philharmonic Society Prize for the best music book published in the UK in the year 2000. Volume II — Stravinsky: The Second Exile — was published in 2006.