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Birtwistle

(ˈbɜːtˌwɪsəl)
n
(Biography) Sir Harrison. born 1934, English composer, whose works include the operas Punch and Judy (1967), The Mask of Orpheus (1984), Gawain (1991), Exody (1998), and The Minotaur (2008)

Birt•wis•tle

(bɜrt wɪs əl)
n.
Harrison, born 1934, English composer.
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A John Cage B Sir Harrison Birtwistle C Aaron Copland D Vaughan Williams 2.
BIRTHDAYS: Sir Harrison Birtwistle, composer, 85; Lord Winston, doctor, scientist, politician, and television presenter, 79; Linda Ronstadt, singer, 73; Trevor Horn, record producer, 70; Celia Imrie, actress, 67; Forest Whitaker, actor, 58; Brigitte Nielsen, actress, 56; David Miliband, politician, 54; Diane Kruger, actress, 43.
| BIRTHDAYS: Sir Harrison Birtwistle, composer, 85; Lord Winston, doctor, scientist, politician, and television presenter, 79; Linda Ronstadt, singer, 73; Trevor Horn, record producer, 70; Celia Imrie (pictured), actress, 67; Forest Whitaker, actor, 58; Brigitte Nielsen, actress, 56; David Miliband, politician, 54; Diane Kruger, actress, 43.
Collectively, the authors do good work situating Holt and his music among his British colleagues (Peter Maxwell Davies, Harrison Birtwistle, et al.) as well as other twentieth- and twenty-first-century composers, including Olivier Messiaen (an early influence on Holt), Alban Berg, Gyorgy Ligeti, and Iannis Xenakis.
A George Lloyd B Sir Harrison Birtwistle C William Boyce D Peter Maxwell Davies
We will also hear the Birmingham premiere of the complete cycle of Harrison Birtwistle's Three Songs from 'The Holy Forest'; settings of Robin Blaser's poems 'The Literalist', 'dear dusty moth' and 'The Borrower'.
She has collaborated with and performed the works (often the world premieres) of composers such as Georges Aperghis, Bent Sorensen, Helmut Oehring, Mark-Anthony Turnage, Gyorgy Ligeti, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Beat Furrer, Harrison Birtwistle and Peter Maxwell-Davies.
The Western operas that he considers guiding influences are as varied as Wagner's Parsifal and Harrison Birtwistle's Gawain.
ere will be a performance of Sonance Severance by Sir Harrison Birtwistle, a composer whose music has always sounded grippingly youthful but who this year is celebrating his 80th birthday.
BIRTHDAYS: Sir Harrison Birtwistle, composer, 79; Lord Winston, doctor, scientist, politician and TV presenter, 73; Linda Ronstadt, singer, 67; Trevor Horn, record producer, 64; Celia Imrie (pictured) actress, 61; Forest Whitaker, actor, 52; Brigitte Nielsen, actress, 50; David Miliband, politician, 48; Diane Kruger, actress, 37.
No surprises there, maybe, but how about the likes of Alan Turing, Harrison Birtwistle and Rob Gauntlett?
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