Nicholson, George (Thomas Frederick)

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Nicholson, George (Thomas Frederick)

Nicholson, George (Thomas Frederick), English pianist, teacher, and composer; b. Great Lumley, Sept. 24, 1949. He was educated at the Univ. of York (B.A. in English and music, 1971; Ph.D. in composition, 1979), his mentors in music being Bernard Rands and David Blake. He then was active as a teacher and performer; from 1988 he served as lecturer in music and director of composition at the Univ. of Keele.


orch.:1132 (1976); The Convergence of the Twain for Chamber Orch. (1978); Chamber Concerto for 13 Instruments (1979–80); Sea-Change for 14 Strings (1988); Cello Concerto (1990); Flute Concerto (1993). chamber:Recycle for 11 Instruments (1975–76); 2 string quartets (1976–77; 1984–85); Brass Quintet (1977); Winter Music for Clarinet, Harp, and Percussion (1978); Ancient Lights for 7 Instruments (1982); Sound Progressions Newly Minted for Brass Quintet (1983); Stilleven for 5 Instruments (1985); Romanza for Violin and Piano (1987); Spring Songs for Recorder (1991); Muybridge Frames for Trombone and Piano (1992). piano: Sonata (1983); Cascate (1985); Impromptu (1988); All Systems Go (1989); For Miles (1991–92). vocal:Alla Luna for Soprano, Clarinet, and Piano (1981); Aubade for Soprano and 5 Instruments (1981); The Arrival of the Poet in the City for Narrator and 7 Instruments (1982–83); A World of Imagination for Chorus (1984); Blisworth Tunnel Blues for Soprano and Chamber Orch. (1986–87); songs.

—Nicolas Slomnisky/Laura Kaun/Dennis McIntire

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