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Professor Richard Langham Smith

Chevalier de l'ordre des arts et des lettres, FRCM, FRCA

Educated Shene Grammar School and University of York and Amsterdam Conservatoire, Richard subsequently studied with Edward Lockspeiser.

He has published on Debussy (Pelléas et Mélisande) and other works.  More recently he has published an edition of Bizet's Carmen with Peters Edition and other works on French composers including entries on Operas in the Grove Dictionaries.

Richard was awarded Chevalier des arts et des lettres for services to French Music and Culture.

Faculties / departments: Programmes, Research


Research areas



Research students

Khalid Al Jabri

Max Wong


Latest Publications

Smith, Richard Langham (2017) ‘Le Paradis deux fois perdu’: Debussy, Watteau and the fête galante, in 'Historical Interplay in French Music' edited by Deborah Mawer, Routledge, forthcoming. In: Historical Interplay in French Music. Routledge, UK. ISBN 9781472474759 (In Press)

Lacombe, Herve and Southon, Nicolas and Smith, Richard Langham (2016) Poulenc et Edward Lockspeiser: Une Amitie Professionelle in 'Fortune de Francis Poulenc'. In: Fortune de Francis Poulenc. Presses Universitaires de Rennes, France, p. 197. ISBN 978-2-7535-5006-3


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Professor Richard Langham Smith

Academic Programmes professor