Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Birtwistle Edges Out Nyman And Tavener As England's Greatest Living Composer

"Harrison Birtwistle took home two prizes at the third British Composer Awards last week in London. [Michael Nyman and John Tavener had also made the final round.]

The awards are presented by the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters and sponsored by the Performing Right Society. The winners were announced at a ceremony at Ironmongers’ Hall on December 9.

Birtwistle won in the choral category for The Ring Dance of the Fragments and in the orchestral category for Night's Black Bird, a work commissioned by the Roche corporation and performed by the Cleveland Orchestra at the Lucerne Festival and Carnegie Hall." ...

Ben Mattison "Harrison Birtwistle Wins Two British Composer Awards" PlaybillArts.com December 12, 2005.

Sir Harrison Birtwistle


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