Arthur Oldham


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(b London, 1926; d Villejuif, Fr., 2003). Eng. composer, chorusmaster, and pianist. Mus. dir. Ballet Rambert. Adapted Arne's Love in a Village for Aldeburgh Fest., 1952. Works incl. ballets Mr Punch (1946) and Bonne-1952 (Bouche); choral works; Divertimento for str. etc. Ch.-master of Scottish Opera 1966–74, LSO Chorus 1969–76. Founded ch. of Orchestre de Paris 1975 and of Concertgebouw Orch. 1979. OBE 1990.

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