John McCabe

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Birthday
21, 1939
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 13, 2015 (75)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
21, 1939
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 13, 2015 (75)

About

Known for such compositions as Cloudcatcher Fells (for brass), Pilgrim (for strings), and Notturni ed Alba (for soprano voice and orchestra), this prominent English composer also had a career as a concert pianist, becoming particularly notable for his performances of works by Haydn and 20th-century British composers.

Before Fame

By the age of eleven, he had composed over a dozen symphonies. In his late twenties, he was the resident pianist at University College, Cardiff.

Trivia

Perhaps most famous for his concerti, he wrote four such compositions for piano and numerous others for violin, viola, harpsichord, clarinet, oboe, flute, and trumpet.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Huyton, Merseyside, England (near the city of Liverpool).

Associated With

His Symphony No. 4, Of Time and the River, takes its name from the 1935 Thomas Wolfe novel of the same title.

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