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A Roman Catholic in fiercely Protestant England; the son of a tradesman pursuing upper-middle-class interests in a determinedly class-based society; a self-taught composer at a time when formal musical education was considered essential; and a composer in the Romantic and Nationalist traditions as the 20th century turned its musical ear towards Atonality, Minimalism, and the many and varied forms of ‘Popular’ music – Edward Elgar seems to have lived much of his life as an outsider. 572 more words
THE COMPOSERS takes a closer look at the score to Bryan Singer’s 2000 franchise launcher X-Men, composed by the late Michael Kamen.
Tony Black selects a number of tracks from the score, giving some context and background, which will hopefully introduce you to a memorable piece of cinematic music.
Richard Strauss (11 June 1864 – 8 September 1949) was a leading German composer of the late Romantic and early Modern eras.
Born in Munich in 1864, his father Franz was the principal horn player at the Court Opera in Munich. 298 more words