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Collingwood, Lawrance (Arthur)

Collingwood, Lawrance (Arthur)

Collingwood, Lawrance (Arthur), English conductor and composer; b. London, March 14, 1887; d. Killin, Perthshire, Dec. 19, 1982. He studied at the Guildhall School of Music in London and later at Exeter Coll., Oxford (1907–11). In 1912 he went to Russia and took courses at the St. Petersburg Cons, with Glazunov, Wihtol, Steinberg, and Tcherepnin; in 1918 he returned to England and became active as a conductor; was principal conductor (1931–41) and music director (1941–47) at Sadler’s Wells in London. In 1948 he was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire. His compositions include two operas, Macbeth (London, April 12, 1934) and The Death ofTintagiles (concert perf., London, April 16, 1950); Piano Concerto; Piano Quartet; 2 piano sonatas.

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