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Bass-baritone John Shirley-Quirk, eminent Britten expert and Peabody Institute faculty member, dies at 82
News came overnight that John Shirley-Quirk has died in Bath, England, at the age of 82. The bass-baritone was a most eloquent singer; an especially insightful interpreter of music by Benjamin Britten; a man of great personal charm; and an inspiring teacher, who served froim 1992 to 2012 on the faculty at the Peabody Institute.
By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun
April 8, 2014