Bernard Rands

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Birthday
2, 1934
Birthplace
England
Birth Sign
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Birthday
2, 1934 (age 84)
Birthplace
England

About

Pulitzer Prize-winning English composer who was responsible for creating some of the most memorable contemporary classical sounds of the 20th century.

Before Fame

He received his education at the University of Wales, Bangor, where he studied English Literature. Later, he moved to Germany to study Composition with Pierre Boulez.

Trivia

He won the Pulitzer for Music in 1984 for his composition Canti del Sole, which debuted with the New York Philharmonic.

Family Life

He married Augusta Read Thomas, a fellow composer.

Associated With

He and fellow composer George Crumb both won Pulitzers for Music.

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