Young, Douglas, English composer and pianist; b. London, July 18, 1947. He studied at the Royal Coll. of Music in London with Anthony Milner (composition) and Anthony Hopkins (piano), obtaining his B.M. in 1969. In 1970 he made his debut as a pianist at the Royal Festival Hall in London. He was founder-director of the Dreamtiger ensemble (from 1975).
dramatic: BaIlet : Pasiphae (1969); Charlotte Bronte-Portrait (1973-74); Ludwig, Fragmente eines Rat-sels (Munich, June 14, 1986). ORCH.: Sinfonietta (1968-70); Piano Concertino (1972-74); 3 Regions from Terrain (1974); Sea Change (1976); Circus Band Et al (after Ivés) (1977); Virages-Région I, cello concerto (1978); William Booth Enters Heaven (after Ives) (1980); Rain, Steam, and Speed (1981); Lament on the Destruction of Forests (1986). CHAMBER: Essay for String Quartet (1971); Compasses for Clarinet and String Trio (1972-77); Croquis et Agaceries (after Satie) for Flute, Cello, and Piano (1976); 10 preludes de la porte heroique du Ciel for Cello and Piano (1977); Trajet/inter/lignes for Flute (1978-80); Fantômes for String Trio (1980-81); Arabesque breve for Cello (1982); String Trio 1985 for Violin, Viola, and Cello (1983-85); piano pieces. VOCAL: The Listeners, cantata for Narrator, Soprano, Women’s Voices, and Chamber Orch. (1967); Vers d’un voyage vers l’hiver for 12 Solo Voices (1975-77); Journey between 2 Worlds for Chorus, Rock Group, Steel Band, and Orch. (1979); Sports et Divertissement (after Satie) for Narrator, Clarinet, String Trio, and Piano (1981); Songs of Exile for Countertenor or Contralto and Lute (1984).
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire