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Tony Lewis

vc, 1915-1983 GB
Musician / Composer / Conductor of Classical

Sir Anthony Carey Lewis KBE (2 March 1915 – 5 June 1983), also known as Sir Carey Lewis, was an English conductor, composer, editor, and music educator. He is best known for co-founding and serving as the first chief editor of Musica Britannica. He also penned several critical editions of operas by George Frideric Handel and of Henry Purcell's The Fairy Queen, and served for many years as honorary secretary of the Purcell Society. As a conductor he played a role in the baroque music revival of the mid 20th century by leading performances of several Handel opera revivals. He was named a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1972.

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