Harrison Birtwistle

Born Jul 15, 1934

Sir Harrison Paul Birtwistle CH is a British composer.

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1934 Birth Born in 1934.


1952 18 Years Old In 1952 he entered the Royal Manchester College of Music in Manchester on a clarinet scholarship. … Read More


1965 31 Years Old In 1965 a Harkness Fellowship gave him the opportunity to continue his studies at Princeton University, where he completed the opera Punch and Judy. … Read More
1972 38 Years Old In 1972 he wrote the accompanying music to "The Offence" starring Sean Connery which was his only film score.


1975 41 Years Old In 1975 Birtwistle became musical director of the newly established Royal National Theatre in London, a post he held until 1983. … Read More


1987 53 Years Old Birtwistle was the 1987 recipient of the University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition.


1995 61 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1995 he was awarded the Ernst von Siemens Music Prize.
2006 72 Years Old At the 2006 Ivor Novello Awards he criticised pop musicians at the event for performing too loudly and using too many clichés. … Read More
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