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Albert Coates (1882—1953) conductor and composer


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(b London, 1887; d Killin, Perthshire, 1982).

Eng. conductor and composer. After army service, returned to St Petersburg, where he had studied, as ass. to Albert Coates. Cond. opera in London at Old Vic, 1920–31, and SW from 1931 (mus. dir. latter 1941–7). Comps. incl. opera Macbeth (SW 1934) and Death of Tintagiles (after Maeterlinck, concert version SW 1950), also pf. conc., pf. qt., pf. sonatas. For nearly 50 years made gramophone recordings, ‘producing’ many of them. Cond. Elgar's last recording session, 1934. CBE 1948.

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