Jerrold Northrop Moore

American-born British musicologist Jerrold Northrop Moore was born in Paterson, New Jersey on 1 March 1934 and studied at Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania and Yale University.

He taught at Rochester University (1958-61) and worked at Yale as curator of historical sound recordings (1961-70).

Jerry moved to England in 1970 and settled in the Worcestershire village of Broadway. He's best known for his writing about the life and music of Edward Elgar, particularly his 1984 book Edward Elgar: A Creative Life, considered one of two definitive biographies of the composer. He was also an authority on the history of the gramophone.

Jerrold Northrop Moore died on 18 May 2024, aged ninety.


A selection of articles about Jerrold Northrop Moore

Classical music news - May 2024 Obituaries - Our summary of those the classical music world has lost this month

Profile. A Spiritual Journey - Roderic Dunnett takes an extended look at the career of English composer Ian Venables, and listens to a recent performance of the orchestral version of his Requiem

Ensemble. A thrilling performance - Rosie and Nick Evelegh were at Canterbury Choral Society's 'The Apostles'