Julian Budden ó BBC producer and Verdi scholar

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As a musicologist Julian Budden was best known for his monumental work The Operas of Verdi, published in three volumes between 1973 and 1985. He worked for the BBC for more than 30 years, as a music producer, chief radio producer of opera and external music organiser. His opera productions on Radio 3 included many Verdi operas, but also such works as Massenet’s Cendrillon and Vaughan Williams’s Hugh the Drover.