ApIvor, Denis

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ApIvor, Denis (b Collinstown, Eire, 1916). Irish-born composer of Welsh parentage. Works incl. 2 syms.; operas She Stoops to Conquer (1943–7), Yerma (1959), Ubu Roi (1966); ballets A Mirror for Witches (1952), Blood Wedding (1953), and Saudades (1955); cantata The Hollow Men ( T. S. Eliot, 1939–46) for bar., male ch., and orch.; concs. for cl., pf., and vn.; cl. concertante (1981); cl. quintet (1981); wind quintet (1981). Is qualified doctor of medicine.