A British composer in most forms, especially orchestral music and including film scores, who has aptly described himself as a lyrical classical composer. His Symphony no. 1 (1935) and the Vaughan Williams Symphony no. 4 in F (1934) are the most important British symphonies of the period between the wars -- extroverted, with high symphonic color, magnificence, and a bittersweet lyricism. ~ Blue Gene TyrannyPortions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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