Elgar Howarth

(b. 1935)

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(b Cannock, Staffs., 1935).

Eng. conductor, composer, and trumpeter. Trumpeter in orch. of ROH, CG, 1958–63. Prin. tpt., RPO 1963–9. Member of London Sinfonietta 1968–71, Philip Jones Brass Ens. 1965–76. Guest cond. London Sinfonietta from 1969, dir. from 1973. Cond. f.p. of Ligeti's Le grand macabre, Stockholm 1978, and London première, ENO 1982. CG début 1985 (Tippett's King Priam). Cond. Brit. première of Nielsen's Maskarade (Opera North 1990), f.p. Birtwistle's The Mask of Orpheus (ENO 1986), Gawain (CG 1991), and The Second Mrs. Kong (GTO, at Glyndebourne, 1994). For Garsington Opera has cond. Strauss's Arabella, Capriccio, Die schweigsame Frau, Die Ägyptische Helena, Die Liebe der Danae, and Daphne and Janáček's Šárka and Osud. Has often cond. and comp. for brass band.

Subjects: Music.

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