London-born Layton, educated at Worcestershire College, played the piano, but was not known as a concert artist or composer; he was a musicologist, writing books on Grieg, Sibelius and Berwald and contributing to Penguin Guides on records. He was critic as well as musicologist and music producer for the BBC. His sense of humour was shown by writing (and having accepted) an article for Grove’s Dictionary of a fictitious Danish composer.
Philip L. Scowcroft
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