Mason, Edward. See Grimson String Quartet.
Moeran, E J (1894-1950). English composer, pupil of Stanford and Ireland. Initial lyrical, pastoral style, tempered by a tough vigour in his Sibelian Symphony in G minor (1937) and Sinfonietta (1944).
Monteux, Pierre (1875-1964). French-born conductor, directing Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, 1911-14. Conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, 1920-24. Founded and directed Orchestre Symphonique de Paris, 1929-38.
Morris, R O (1886-1948). English teacher and composer, teaching at the Royal College of Music, London, for most of his career. His Contrapuntal Technique in the 16th Century became a standard textbook.
Morris, Thomas. See English String Quartet and Motto String Quartet.
Motto String Quartet. English quartet founded in 1903 with the personnel Marie Motto and Thomas Morris (violins), Frank Bridge (viola) and R Purcell-Jones (cello).
Mukle, May (1880-1963). English cellist for whom Vaughan Williams wrote the Six Studies in English Folksong. She founded the Mainly Musicians Club, Oxford Circus, London, which the Bridges frequented.
Murdoch, William (1888-1942). Australian pianist, settling in England in 1905. Took part in the first performances of Elgar's Piano Quintet and Bridge's Cello Sonata.
Newman, Ernest (1868-1959). Considered the most distinguished English writer on music of his generation. Music critic of, in turn, the Manchester Guardian, Birmingham Post, Observer and finally the Sunday Times (1920-58). Authority on Wagner.
Newman, Robert (1859-1926). English impresario who founded the Promenade Concerts at the Queen's Hall in association with Henry Wood in 1895.
Parratt, Sir Walter (1841-1924). English organist, composer and music administrator. Organist at St George's Chapel, Windsor, from 1882 and Professor of Organ at the Royal College of Music, London from 1883. Professor of Music, Oxford, 1908-18.