Robert Simpson

British composer. Born 2 March 1921. Died 21 November 1997
Robert Simpson
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1921-03-02
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Robert Simpson

Robert Simpson Biography (Wikipedia)

Robert Wilfred Levick Simpson (2 March 1921 – 21 November 1997) was an English composer and long-serving BBC producer and broadcaster.

He is best known for his orchestral and chamber music (particularly those in the key classical forms: 11 symphonies and 15 string quartets), and for his writings on the music of Beethoven, Bruckner, Nielsen and Sibelius. He studied composition under Herbert Howells. Remarkably for a living contemporary composer, a Robert Simpson Society was formed in 1980 by individuals concerned that Simpson's music had been unfairly neglected. The Society aims to bring Simpson's music to a wider public by sponsoring recordings and live performances of his work, by issuing a journal and other publications, and by maintaining an archive of material relating to the composer.

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The Four temperaments - suite for brass band, no.1 [Sanguine]; Scherzo (Presto)
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The Four temperaments - suite for brass band, no.1 [Sanguine]; Scherzo (Presto)
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Symphony no. 5
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Symphony no. 5
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