Harrison BIRTWISTLE

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1934-07-15
Education Royal Manchester Coll of Music, Royal Acad of Music London (LRAM)
Publications N/A
Recreations fishing, walking
Clubs N/A
Style Sir Harrison Birtwistle, CH
Career composer; associate dir music Nat Theatre London 1976-88, Henry Purcell prof of composition King's Coll London 1995-2001, composer-in-residence LPO, dir of contemporary music Royal Acad of Music; visiting fell Princeton Univ USA 1968, visiting prof of music Swarthmore Coll Pennsylvania USA 1975, Slee visiting prof NY State Univ at Buffalo USA 1977, Harkness fell Univ of Colorado Boulder USA 1969; retrospective Secret Theatres South Bank Centre 1996; Hon FRMCM and ARMCM 1986, Hon FRAM, hon fell Akademie der Kunst Berlin; Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France) 1986; >ir< incl: Tragoedia (1965), Punch and Judy (first staged Aldeburgh Festival 1967), Meridian (1971), The Mask of Orpheus, Ritual Fragment, The Triumph of Time (1972), Secret Theatre (1984), Earth Dances (1986), Gawain (1991), Antiphonies, Nomos, An Imaginary Landscape, The Second Mrs Kong (premiered Glyndebourne 1994), Panic (saxophone concerto premiered BBC Proms 1995), Slow Frieze (1996), Pulse Shadows (1997), Exody (1998), The Woman and the Hare (1999), The Axe Manual (2001), The Shadow of Night (2002), Thesus Game (2003), The Io Passion (2004), Night's Black Bird (2004), Orpheus Elegies (2005), Neruda Madrigales (2006), The Minotaur (2008), The Corridor (2008), Angel Fighter (2009), Trio (2010), In Broken Images (2011), The Moth Requiem (2012), Songs from the Same Earth (2013); >ir< Evening Standard Award for Opera 1986, Grawemeyer Award Univ Louisville Kentucky USA 1986, Royal Philharmonic Soc Award for large scale composition 1992 (for Gawain), Siemens Prize 1995
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