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John Marsh (Composer)

Born: 31st May 1752, Dorking, UK

Died: 31st October 1828, Chicester, UK

Nationality: English

John Marsh was an English gentleman, composer, diarist and writer born in Dorking, England. A lawyer by training, he is known to have written at least 350 compositions, including at least 39 symphonies. While today known primarily for his music, he also had strong interest in other fields, including astronomy and philosophy, and wrote books about astronomy, music, religion, and geometry.

Further Reading: Marsh, John

 Recording of the Week, Undeservedly neglected music - John Marsh and Juan de Araujo

Ex Cathedra explore the rich legacy of a sixteenth-century Spanish composer who spent much of his career in South America, whilst the London Mozart Players focus on the music of an English lawyer who was also one of the most prolific English composers of the eighteenth century.

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