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John Tyrrell
Born17 August 1942[1]
Died4 October 2018(2018-10-04) (aged 76)
Known forStudy of Czech music, particularly biography of L. Janacek, editor of second edition of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians
Scientific career
FieldsMusicology, Czech studies
InstitutionsUniversity of Cardiff

John Tyrrell (17 August 1942 - 4 October 2018) was a British musicologist. Born in Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia (now Harare, Zimbabwe), he studied at the universities of Cape Town, Oxford and Brno. He was a Lecturer in Music at the University of Nottingham (1976), becoming Reader in Opera Studies (1987) and Professor (1996). From 1996 to 2000 he was Executive Editor of the second edition of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (2001). From 2000 to 2008 he was Research Professor at Cardiff University

He published several books on Leo? Janá?ek, including an authoritative and largely definitive two-volume biography.

He died in 2018 at the age of 76.[2]


  1. ^ prof. dr. John Tyrrell
  2. ^ "Zem?el John Tyrrell, p?ední odborník na tvorbu Leo?e Janá?ka". 5 October 2018. Retrieved 2018.

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