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Charles Edmund Rubbra (Composer)

Born: 1st May 1901, Northampton, England

Died: 14th February 1986, Gerrards Cross, England

Nationality: English

Edmund Rubbra was a British composer. He composed both instrumental and vocal works for soloists, chamber groups and full choruses and orchestras. He was greatly esteemed by fellow musicians and was at the peak of his fame in the mid-20th century. The most famous of his pieces are his eleven symphonies. Although he was active at a time when many people wrote twelve-tone music, he decided not to write in this idiom himself.

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