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John Francis Toye (27 January 1883 —13 October 1964) was an English music critic, teacher, writer and educational administrator. After early efforts as a composer and novelist, and service in naval intelligence in World War I, he became music critic of The Morning Post from 1925 to 1937, which he combined with teaching singing and working as managing director of the Restaurant Boulestin in London.

In 1939 Toye was appointed director of the British Institute of Florence, but the outbreak of World War II forced him to leave Italy in 1940. During the war, he served as director of the Sociedade Brasileira de Cultura Inglesa, Rio de Janeiro. Toye returned to the institute in Florence in 1946. He retired in 1958 but continued to live in Florence for the rest of his life.

Toye published novels, a play, autobiographies, essays and some works of music, but the book generally regarded as his most important was Giuseppe Verdi: His Life and Music, published in 1931, which remained the standard English work on its subject for many years.

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Total Books: 6
Rossini A Study in Tragi-Comedy
2007 - Rossini a Study in Tragi-comedy (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780403017041
ISBN-10: 0403017041

Rossini - A Study In Tragic Comedy
2007 - Rossini - a Study in Tragic Comedy (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781406767858
ISBN-10: 1406767859

Rossini The Man and His Music
1987 - Rossini the Man and His Music (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780486253961
ISBN-10: 0486253961
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment

Italian Opera
Italian Opera [Vellum-Parchment Shilling Series of Miscellaneous Literature] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780403017058
ISBN-10: 040301705X

Giuseppe Verdi His Life And Works
Giuseppe Verdi His Life and Works (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780781297196
ISBN-10: 0781297192

Giuseppe Verdi His Life and Works
Giuseppe Verdi His Life and Works (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780844300672
ISBN-10: 0844300675