Bryan Fairfax

(b. 1930)

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(b Sydney, 1930).

Australian conductor and violinist. Violinist Hallé Orch. 1954–6. Founded Polyphonia Orch. 1961 for perf. of new or rarely heard mus. Cond. f.p. of Brian's Gothic Symphony, 1961, concert perf. of Britten's Gloriana, London 1963 (on night of composer's 50th birthday), and f. Brit. pub. p. of Nielsen's Sinfonia espansiva (1962). Also cond. f. Brit. p. of Shostakovich's 3rd sym. (1962) and Grainger's The Warriors (1970).

Subjects: Music.

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