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        Butterworth was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Oxford, where he pursued a legal career. After meeting Vaughn Williams and Sharp he left college to dedicate himself to music. He spent a short period at the RCM and was active in music criticism and the collection of English folksongs and dances. This research aided his development as a composer in that he began to blend folksong characteristics as well as some actual folksong material into his work. His orchestral rhapsody ... Read more

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