Michael Hurd

English composer, conductor, teacher and musicologist Michael Hurd was born in Gloucester on 19 December 1928. He studied with Thomas Armstrong and Bernard Rose at Pembroke College, Oxford.

As a composer he's remembered mainly for his choral music and dramatic cantatas for schools.

He died in Liss on 8 August 2006, aged seventy-seven.

 

A selection of articles about Michael Hurd

CD Spotlight. Restful Indeed - English music by Hurd, Milford and Blackford, heard by Howard Smith. '... an ideal approach in music of pastoral character.'

Ask Alice - On 'Swinging Samson' and musicians' brains, with Classical music agony aunt Alice McVeigh

Ask Alice - On learning brass scales, and Starker's Brahms revisited, with Classical Music Agony Aunt Alice McVeigh

Ask Alice - On Wieniawski at the Pope's funeral, anonymous letters and breaking a leg, with Classical Music Agony Aunt Alice McVeigh

Ask Alice - Alice McVeigh reviews 'The World of Music According to Starker'

Ask Alice - On the banning and sacking of conductors, with classical music agony aunt Alice McVeigh

Ask Alice - On practicing and counting, with classical music agony aunt Alice McVeigh

Ask Alice - On kissing, washing and Tartini rosin, with classical music agony aunt Alice McVeigh

Ask Alice - Inner voices, composers and cellists, and Mud and Noodles re-united, with classical music agony aunt Alice McVeigh

Ask Alice - Swingin' Samson, problems in the violins and a review of 'La Clemenza di Tito' at English National Opera, with classical music agony aunt Alice McVeigh