Dent, Edward Joseph, 1876 - 1957 (Professor of Music)
Dates and places
b. Ribston, Yorkshire, 16 July 1876; d. London, 22 Aug. 1957. Educated at Eton, King's College (matric. 1895, Fellow 1902 - 1918, 1926 - 1957). Studied under Charles Wood and Stanford. From 1918 to 1926 worked in London as a music critic. 1926 returned to King's as Professor and Chair of Music. Dent translated opera libretti into English and published works on Busoni, Mozart and Scarlatti. Director (later governor) of Sadlers Wells Opera, and director of Covent Garden Opera Trust. President of the International Society for Contemporary Music, 1923 to 1938; President of the International Music Society, 1931 - 1949. Fellow of the British Academy. Honorary degrees from Oxford, Cambridge and Harvard Universities. After his death the Royal Musical Association instituted the Dent medal for work in musicology.
Legal status / Nationality
Sphere of activity
Professor of music, translator of opera libretti into English
Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:
16 letters from Edward Joseph Dent to Oscar Browning, 1901 - 1913
Most of the files contain five or more letters. Some files include letters from more than one member of a family, and the larger correspondences occupy two or more files.
Anthology of prose and verse, 1934 - 1986
The anthology was printed privately in memoriam 'Michael' [M. H. H. Walters, KC 1928, d. 1934], with contributions by PFR and E. J. Dent.
Correspondence between E.M. Forster and E.J. Dent, 1901 - 1955
1 autograph postcard, signed, to E.M. Forster. 3 Aug. 1907.
32 autograph letters, signed, (1 incomplete) and 5 autograph postcards, signed, from E.M. Forster. 1901-15.
Photocopies of 3 autograph letters, signed, 1 typed letter, signed, and 1 autograph postcard, signed, from E.M. Forster. 1930-55.
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Dent, E.J., 1909-06-29 - 1913-10-01
Typescript transcripts of 3 autograph letters, signed and 1 autograph postcard, signed.
Dent: The Papers of Edward Joseph Dent
E. J. Dent and 'Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail', 1951 - 1957
Letter from Edward Dent to GHWR, 1944-03-10
1 autograph letter signed.
Letter from Edward Dent to J.M. Keynes, 1915-06-15
1 autograph letter, signed.
Letters from Edward Dent to Clive Carey, 1902 - 1957
407 letters and 13 postcards from Dent to Carey.
Letters from Edward Joseph Dent to JTS, 1918 - 1937
4 autograph letters signed.
Letters from E.J. Dent and other items, 1920 - 1945
11 autograph letters, signed. 1920-45.
This file also contains 2 autograph letters, signed, from Tom Lancaster to E.J. Dent, [May] and 3 July 1945.
'Memorials of King's College', 1939
Items contain typed and manuscript correspondence with, and carbon typescript lists of Kingsmen for, F.L. Lucas, R.E. Balfour, E.J. Dent, Percy Lubbock, G.C. Morris, F.W. Reddaway and G.H.W. Rylands.
Papers relating to the Greek plays, 1903 - 1912
- Archival Object 12
- Collection 1
- letter 3
- Cambridge, Cambridgeshire 1
- Music 1
- Translations 1