John Foulds

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Birthday
2, 1880
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Apr 25, 1939 (58)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
2, 1880
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Apr 25, 1939 (58)

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About

Part of the British Musical Renaissance. He was known for composing light music and theatre scores and was influenced by Indian music. Two of his most successful works were "Three Mantras" from 1919 to 1930 and "Essays in the Modes" from 1920 to 1927.

Before Fame

He was largely self-taught after taking an apprenticeship at a theater in England. He anticipated such trends as the use of quarter-tones, Messiaen, and Minimalism.

Trivia

His piece "World Requiem" was performed at Royal Albert Hall in 1923.

Family Life

His father was a bassonist with the Hallé Orchestra. He married librarian Dora Woodcock in 1902.

Associated With

His best-known theatrical score was for the first production of "Saint Joan" by George Bernard Shaw.

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