CD Spotlight. A Very Joyous Disc - Brahms arranged by Kenneth Woods impresses Alice McVeigh. '... this is an excellent performance representing a useful, joyful and even inspired addition to the orchestral repertoire.'
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British artist, composer, poet and writer William Alwyn was born on 7 November 1905 in Northampton, and studied composition and flute at the Royal Academy of Music from the age of fifteen. He was prolific and imaginative, inventing an alternative to the twelve-tone system, and his output was dissonant and varied, including concertos, film scores, operas, quartets and symphonies, but his music became unfashionable during the 1960s. He died in Suffolk on 11 September 1985.
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