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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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Speaking on hearing the news announced by the Royal Opera House, composer Harrison Birtwistle said his death leaves a large hole in the world''s music.
30pm THE Proms mark the 75th birthday of one of Britain's greatest living composers, Sir Harrison Birtwistle.
As well as under-writing performances and recordings, she commissioned hundreds of works from some 80 very different composers, from John Adams--who dedicated his opera Nixon in China to her--to Pierre Boulez, John Cage, Harrison Birtwistle and Steve Reich.
Dohnanyi began his latest stint with a living composer he holds very dear, Englishman Harrison Birtwistle, whose music Dohnanyi presented regularly in Cleveland.
BIRTHDAYS: Sir Harrison Birtwistle, composer, 82; Lord Winston, doctor, scientist, politician, and television presenter, 76; Linda Ronstadt, singer, 70; Trevor Horn, record producer, 67; Celia Imrie, actress, 64; Forest Whitaker, actor, 55; Brigitte Nielsen, actress, 53; David Miliband, politician, 51; Diane Kruger, actress, 40.
To date, the Roche Commissions have been awarded to Harrison Birtwistle (2004), Chen Yi (2005), Hanspeter Kyburz (2006), George Benjamin (2008), Toshio Hosokawa (2010), Matthias Pintscher (2012), and Unsuk Chin (2014).
Other recipients this year are former Ultravox singer John Foxx, Lancashire-born musician and composer Sir Harrison Birtwistle, recycling firm boss Colin Drummond and Wells Sports Foundation founder Barrie Wells.
Its musically tricky, contrapuntally complex score owes more to Leonard Bernstein and William Bolcom than to Harrison Birtwistle or George Benjamin.
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.