John Foulds
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/960x540/p01br16f.jpg
1880-11-02
https://musicbrainz.org/artist/b8d8a9c8-7ffd-4221-b92c-feb3ff4bd738

John Foulds Biography (Wikipedia)

John Herbert Foulds (2 November 1880 – 25 April 1939) was a British composer of classical music. He was largely self-taught as a composer, and belongs to the figures of the "British Musical Renaissance".

A successful composer of light music and theatre scores, his principal creative energies went into more ambitious and exploratory works that were particularly influenced by Indian music. Suffering a setback after the decline in popularity of his World Requiem (1919–1921), he left London for Paris in 1927, and eventually travelled to India in 1935 where, among other things, he collected folk music, composed pieces for traditional Indian instrument ensembles, and worked for a radio station.

Foulds was an adventurous figure of great innate musicality and superb technical skill. Among his best works are Three Mantras for orchestra and wordless chorus (1919–1930), Essays in the Modes for piano (1920–1927), the piano concerto Dynamic Triptych (1927–1929), and his ninth string quartet Quartetto Intimo (1931–1932).

This entry is from Wikipedia, the user-contributed encyclopedia. It may not have been reviewed by professional editors and is licensed under an Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons License. If you find the biography content factually incorrect or highly offensive you can edit this article at Wikipedia. Find out more about our use of this data.


John Foulds Tracks

Sort by

John Foulds
Overture "Le Cabaret" Op.72a
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01br16f.jpg
link
Overture "Le Cabaret" Op.72a
John Foulds
April-England (BBC Philharmonic Studio Concerts)
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01br16f.jpg
link
April-England (BBC Philharmonic Studio Concerts)
John Foulds
Holiday Sketches (op.16), no.2; Romany from Bohemia (Quasi presto e focoso...)
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01br16f.jpg
link
Holiday Sketches (op.16), no.2; Romany from Bohemia (Quasi presto e focoso...)
John Foulds
Gandharva-Music
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01br16f.jpg
link
Gandharva-Music
John Foulds
April-England, Op 48 No 1
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01br16f.jpg
link
April-England, Op 48 No 1
John Foulds
Carnival Procession (Suite fantastique, Op 72)
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01br16f.jpg
link
Carnival Procession (Suite fantastique, Op 72)
John Foulds
Suite Fantastique (op.72), no.1; Pierrette and Pierrot (Not too fast)
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01br16f.jpg
link
Suite Fantastique (op.72), no.1; Pierrette and Pierrot (Not too fast)
John Foulds
Holiday Sketches (op.16), no.1; Festival in Nuremberg (Allegro giocoso)
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01br16f.jpg
link
Holiday Sketches (op.16), no.1; Festival in Nuremberg (Allegro giocoso)
Load more tracks
Playlists featuring John Foulds


Past BBC Events

Proms 1925: Prom 05
http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ec2dgw
Queen's Hall
1925-08-13T00:45:10
13
Aug
1925

Proms 1925: Prom 05

20:00
Queen's Hall
Proms 1923: Prom 58
http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ec8p5v
Queen's Hall
1923-10-17T00:45:10
17
Oct
1923

Proms 1923: Prom 58

20:00
Queen's Hall

Back to artist