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Birtwistle

Sir Harrison. born 1934, English composer, whose works include the operas Punch and Judy (1967), The Mask of Orpheus (1984), Gawain (1991), and Exody (1998)
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Last November, he gave a 70th birthday recital at the Wigmore Hall, London, featuring Britten, Schubert, Vaughan Williams and Harrison Birtwistle.
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.
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.
Those looking for data on the generation of British composers born after 1923--such as Harrison Birtwistle, John Casken, Mark-Anthony Turnage, Michael Finnissy, and Nicola Lefanu--will have to look elsewhere: those nostalgic for their predecessors will enjoy this catalog.
He then became a lecturer at Sussex University and then a writer, producing authoritative books on the composers Harrison Birtwistle and Schubert.
BIRTHDAYS: Sir Harrison Birtwistle, composer, 76; Lord Winston, doctor, scientist, politician, and television presenter, 70; Linda Ronstadt, singer, 64; Celia Imrie, actress, 58; Forest Whitaker, actor, 49; Brigitte Nielsen (pictured), actress, 47.
SOME say that, when the tuneful Puccini gave way to the rigorous Harrison Birtwistle, the art of opera melded into Musical Theatre.
Whether he, Elgar, Britten or Harrison Birtwistle is or was the greatest composer this country has ever produced depends on one's taste and overall knowledge.
Verity Sharp traces the journey from the bold gestures of Benjamin Britten's opera Peter Grimes and Ralph Vaughan Williams' 6th Symphony through to the first stirrings of modernism with the early works of Peter Maxwell Davies and Harrison Birtwistle.
She has premiered landmark compositions by Harrison Birtwistle, Django Bates, John Adams and James MacMillan.
As we celebrate the 80th birthdays of Harrison Birtwistle and Peter Maxwell Davies, both born in the north of England and proud of it, we want Welsh young composers with the same visceral and uncompromising power and vision to step up to the plate.