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Harrison Birtwistle

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Sir Harrison Birtwistle was born in Accrington in the north of England in 1934 and studied clarinet and composition at the Royal Manchester College of Music, making contact with a highly talented group
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In 1965 Sir Harrison Birtwistle sold his clarinets to devote all his efforts to composition, and travelled to Princeton as a Harkness Fellow where he completed the opera Punch and Judy. This work, together
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Sir Harrison Birtwistle compositions List of major works For a comprehensive list, see List of compositions by Harrison Birtwistle. Opera Punch and Judy (1967), opera The
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