On This Day… October 13

The composer we are looking at today has been called one of the most important inter-war composers between World War One and Two, and the most distinguished female composer of her generation. However, most of her works remain unpublished, or only recently published. Rebecca Clarke, died on this day in 1979.

On This Day… October 12

Today we have a double feature, both featuring the same composer. Ralph Vaughn Williams was born on this day in 1872. On his 38th birthday, he premiered his first symphony.

On This Day… October 11

Today we look at a composer who has been called the “English Mozart.” Born into a famous family, Samuel Wesley died on this day in 1837.

On This Day… October 3

Today we move away from the composers and look instead at a conductor. The late 18th and early 19th century brought about a move away from composers as conductors and started to see conductors rise as prominent figures in their own right. Today we look at a man considered by many to be Britain’s leading…

On This Day… September 27

Today we look at a lesser known Brittish composer, who was titled the “Father of modern British Music” and “the English Debussy.” Cyril Scott, born on September 27th, 1879 was a composer, writer and poet.