Lewis, Anthony

Hide Profile

Sir Anthony Carey Lewis, 1915-1983; educated at Cambridge and Paris where he was taught by Nadia Boulanger. On leaving Cambridge he joined the BBC where he directed specialist programmes of 17th and 18th century music. After the Second World War he was appointed Peyton-Barber Professor of Music at the University of Birmingham, 1947-1968. While at Birmingham, Lewis developed his own interest in music of the Baroque period. His career as a conductor of Handel and Purcel took him across Europe. His principal recordings are: Purcell, Fairy Queen and King Arthur ; Handel Semele and Sosarme ; Montiverdi Vespers ; Arne Comus ; Lully Miserere . Lewis was President of the Handel Opera Society and was responsible for stage productions of Handel's Serse, Imeneo, Tamerlano and Anodante in London and at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham.

Reference: Deposit information

For further reading about the University of Birmingham see: Eric Ives, Diane Drummond, Leonard Schwarz The First Civic University: Birmingham 1880-1980 An Introductory History (The University of University of Birmingham Press. 2000).

From the guide to the University of Birmingham Staff Papers: Papers of Anthony Lewis, [195-]-[196-], (University of Birmingham Information Services, Special Collections Department)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Andreĭ Sakharov papers, 1852-2002 (inclusive), 1960-1990 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Papers, 1933-1967 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Records of the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island, 1810-2003 University of Rhode Island Library Special Collections and Archives Unit
referencedIn Papers, 1921-2000 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Papers Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn New York Times Company records. A.M. Rosenthal papers, 1955-1994, 1967-1986 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Papers, 1920-1995. Houghton Library.
creatorOf University of Birmingham Staff Papers: Papers of Anthony Lewis, [195-]-[196-] University of Birmingham Information Services, Special Collections Department
referencedIn New York Times Company records. Arthur Hays Sulzberger papers, 1823-1999 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Nicolas Slonimsky Collection, 1873-1997, (bulk 1920-1990) Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn Papers, 1916-1972 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Papers, 1926-1977 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Vonnegut mss., 1941-2007 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly
referencedIn Robert Manning papers, 1938-1993. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Papers, 1918-1993 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Berger, Raoul, 1901- person
associatedWith Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island corporateBody
associatedWith Fuller, Lon L., 1902- person
associatedWith Glueck, Sheldon, 1896- person
correspondedWith Howe, Mark De Wolfe, 1906-1967 person
associatedWith Ken Gormley person
associatedWith Levin, Harry, 1912-1994 person
associatedWith Lewis Sir Anthony 1915-1983 person
associatedWith L'Oiseau Lyre corporateBody
associatedWith Manning, Robert, 1919- person
associatedWith New York Times Company corporateBody
associatedWith Paul A. Freund person
associatedWith Rosenthal, A. M. (Abraham Michael), 1922-2006 person
associatedWith Sakharov, Andreĭ, 1921-1989 person
associatedWith Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894-1995 person
associatedWith Vonnegut, Kurt person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Subject
Music
Occupation
Function

Person

Information

Permalink: http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w69x2j7f

Ark ID: w69x2j7f

SNAC ID: 70647854