White, Felix Harold

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White, Felix Harold

White, Felix Harold, English composer; b. London, April 27, 1884; d. there, Jan. 31, 1945. He studied piano with his mother but otherwise was self-taught in music. He devoted himself mainly to composition but also publ. a Dictionary of Musical Terms and some short monographs on musicians.

Works

orch: Shylock, overture (London, Sept. 1907); Polonaise (1908); Astarte Syriaca, tone poem (1909; London, Jan. 1911); Meditation (1911); Suite (1913); Impressions of England, suite (1918); The Deserted Village, tone poem (1923); Nocturne (1936); Overture (1937). CHAMBER: Romance for Cello and Piano (1907); Cello Sonata (1910); Dawn for 12 Cellos (1922); Trio for Oboe or Violin, Viola, and Piano (1922); 4 Proverbs for Flute, Oboe, Violin, Viola, and Cello (1925); Orison for 4 Cellos (1937); many piano pieces. VOCAL: Choral pieces; part songs; numerous solo songs.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire