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Douglas Young

(b. 1947)


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(b London, 1947).

Eng. composer and pianist. Début as pianist, London 1970. Wrote 2 ballets for Royal Ballet and a third for Munich Staatsoper Ballet. Has also written works for schools and amateurs. Formed his own ensemble, Dreamtiger, 1973. Influenced by Carter and Boulez. Comps. incl. ballets, Pasiphae (1969); Charlotte Brontë (1973–4); Ludwig, Fragmente eines Rätsels (1986); Sinfonietta, orch. (1968–70); William Booth Enters Heaven (after Ives), orch. (1980); The Hunting of the Snark, narrator, ch., pf., small orch. (1981–2); Landscapes and Absences, sop., fl. (1972–3); Essay, str. qt. (1971); Arabesque brève, vc. (1982); Lament, sitar (1984); The Tailor of Gloucester, opera (1989); Cada canción, v., pf. (1987); Sir Edward at Garmisch, vn. (1992–6); The Excursions of M. Jannequin, pf. (1997); The Eternal Waterfall, vc., pf. (1998).

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