Robert Simpson

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Born: 2 March 1921 — Leamington Spa — England
Died: 21 November 1997 — Tralee — Ireland
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Music

  • Orchestral: 11 Symphonies, Piano Concerto, Flute Concerto, Cello Concerto, Variations on a Theme of Carl Nielsen, Variations on a theme of Bach (string orch.)
  • Chamber: includes 15 String Quartets (No.9 is 32 Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Haydn), Clarinet Quintet, 2 String Quintets, String Trio, Piano Trio, Clarinet Trio, Violin Sonata
  • Piano Music: Piano Sonata, Variations on a Theme of Haydn, Variations on a Theme of Beethoven, also Sonata for 2 pianos
  • Organ: ‘Eppur si Muove’
  • Vocal: Motet ‘Media morte in vita sumus’

Life

Studied with Herbert Howells. Notable BBC Radio producer from 1951. Author of important books on Nielsen, Bruckner and Beethoven.

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Wed 23 Apr: Trois Miniatures Pour quatuor à cordes, Premiere and workshop by the Arditti Quartet Milton court concert hall, Guildhall School of Music & Drama (London)
Thu 24 Apr: Von Hollywood nach Pankow - Hanns Eisler und die Frauen Arnold Schönberg Center Schwarzenbergplatz 6 1030 Wien
Sun 27 Apr: Godelieve Shrama + Wouter Snoei Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ Piet Heinkade 1 Amsterdam
Sat 3 May: Melodia Women’s Choir of NYC Presents “The Poet’s Song” Church of the Holy Apostles New York
Sun 4 May: Melodia Women’s Choir of NYC Presents “The Poet’s Song” DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 W. 37th St., NY, NY
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(1824) Ludwig van Beethoven: Premiere of Missa Solemnis op. 123, in St. Petersburg, Russia.
(2007) Peter Machajdík: Premiere of "Lasea" for string orchestra at the Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra in Bratislava, Slovakia.

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[details ←] String Quartet #10 for Peace, viola, violin, cello, string quartet,
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