Birtwistle, Harrison Composers Composition Music
Born in Accrington, England in 1934, according to the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians he is 'the most forceful and uncompromisingly original British composer of his generation.' Mr. Birtwistle was knighted in 1988; he received the Siemens Prize in 1995. Recordings of his music (by Pierre Boulez, Oliver Knussen, Sir Simon Rattle, Daniel Barenboim, and others) are available on the Collins Classics, Decca, Philips, Deutsche Grammophon, Etcetera, NMC and CPO labels.
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- The Ensemble Sospeso: Sir Harrison Birtwistle - Biography, photograph, interview.
- Braunarts: Harrison Birtwistle - Includes interview and a discussion of the opera "The Mask composers of Orpheus."
- The Ensemble Sospeso: Harrison Birtwistle - Interview.
- Harrison Birtwistle - Introduction to works called "raw and visceral" with reviews including b The Mask of Orpheus, The Triumph of Time, and Earth b Dances. By Gavin Thomas; reprinted by Composition Today.
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