Christopher Headington


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(b London, 1930; d Les Houches, Switz., 1996). Eng. composer, pianist, and writer. Joined BBC mus. staff 1964. Comps. incl. pf. preludes; 3 pf. sonatas; vn. conc. (1959); pf. qt. (1978); The Healing Fountain (in memoriam Benjamin Britten) (1979); pf. conc. (1982); Sinfonietta (1985); bn. conc. (1990); pf. conc. (1991); In Commendation of Music, unacc. ch. (1992); Elgar Variations, vn., hn., pf. (1993); sym. (1996); 3 str. qts.; song-cycles; etc. Author of The Orchestra and its Instruments (1965), Britten (1981), and Peter Pears: a Biography (1992).

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

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