Mark Lubbock

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Mark Lubbock
Born1898  OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
Died1986  OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg (aged 87–88)
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Occupation Composer   OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
Spouse(s)Beatrice Isabel Howe  OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
Parent(s)
  • Hugh Nevile Lubbock  OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
  • Margaret Agnes Tiarks  OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg

Mark Hugh Lubbock (18981986) was a British conductor and composer, especially of light music. [1]

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life

Born in 1898, he was educated at Eton College, and then studied in Vienna. [1] He also served in World War I. [2]

Lubbock and Harry S. Pepper were both recruited by the BBC in 1933, both being noted as "established composers of light music", [3] and Lubbock was the BBC's Light Music Conductor from 1933 to 1944. [1] His operetta The King Can Do No Wrong was the first to be commissioned and broadcast by the BBC. [2]

He appeared as a castaway on the BBC Radio programme Desert Island Discs on 15 June 1974. [4]

His wife was the author Bea Howe. [5]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 "Mark Lubbock". Naxos Records . Retrieved 17 August 2014.
  2. 1 2 Scowcroft, Philip L. "SOME BRITISH CONDUCTOR-COMPOSERS part 6/6" . Retrieved 17 August 2014.
  3. The Strand Magazine, Volume 85 (1933), p. 32
  4. "Desert Island Discs - Castaway : Mark Lubbock". BBC Online . BBC. Retrieved 14 August 2014.
  5. Warner, S (31 July 2013). Letters Of Sylvia Townsend Warner. Random House. p. 1911. ISBN   9781448189960 . Retrieved 17 August 2014.