John Tavener

John Tavener

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Sir John Tavener is a British composer, best known for such religious, minimal works as "The Whale," and "Funeral Ikos." He began as a prodigy; in 1968, at the age of 24, he was described by the Guardian as "the musical discovery of the year," while the Times said he was "among the very best creative talents of his generation." During his career he has become one of the best known and regarded composers of his generation. Tavener was knighted in 2000 for his services to music. He has won an Ivor Novello Award. Tavener was born on 28 January 1944 in Wembley, London, England, and claims to be a direct descendant of the 16th-century composer John Taverner. He was educated at Highgate School and at the Royal Academy of Music, where his tutors included Sir Lennox Berkeley. He first came to prominence in 1968 with his dramatic cantata The Whale, based on the Old Testament story of Jonahshow more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • Miss Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136651009
  • 9786136651002