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The Tyson Collection

O. W. Neighbour


IN 1961 an article appeared in a musical journal proving that two piano trios usually accepted without question as Haydn's were in fact by Ignaz Pleyel. The author was Alan Tyson, who for the next thirty years was to play a leading role in scholarly research into music of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Beyond learning the viola and to a lesser extent the piano he had not studied music. At Rugby he had been torn between Classics and science, but it was decided that he should do Classics. So Classics he did, perhaps with mixed feelings but with conspicuous success. After graduating at Oxford in 1951 with a double first he became a fellow of All Souls the following year.

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