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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Braunarts: Harrison Birtwistle
Includes interview and a discussion of the opera "The Mask of Orpheus."
Introduction to works called "raw and visceral" with reviews including The Mask of Orpheus, The Triumph of Time, and Earth Dances. By Gavin Thomas; reprinted by Composition Today.
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