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Bowen, (Edwin) York

Bowen, (Edwin) York

Bowen, (Edwin) York, English composer and teacher; b. London, Feb. 22, 1884; d. Hampstead, Nov. 23, 1961. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he won the Erard and Sterndale Bennett scholarships; his teachers were T. Matthay (piano) and F. Corder (composition). Upon graduation, he was appointed instructor in piano there. A prolific composer, Bowen wrote 3 syms.; 3 piano concertos; Violin Concerto; Viola Concerto; Rhapsody for Cello and Orch.; symphonic poems (The Lament of Tasso, Eventide, etc.); orch. suites; many practical piano pieces in miniature forms. Bowen was the author of a manual, Pedalling the Modern Pianoforte (London, 1936).


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