Thomas Linley the elder

Musician, Composer

1733 – 1795

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Who was Thomas Linley the elder?

Thomas Linley, English musician, was born in Badminton, Gloucestershire, and studied music in Bath, where he settled as a singing-master and conductor of the concerts.

From 1774 he was engaged in the management at Drury Lane theatre, London, composing or compiling the music of many of the pieces produced there, besides songs and madrigals, which rank high among English compositions. In 1786 he collaborated with John Burgoyne on the successful Richard Coeur de lion.

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Born
Jan 17, 1733
Badminton
Also known as
  • Linley, Thomas
Children
Nationality
  • England
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Died
Nov 19, 1795

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on July 23, 2013

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