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Peter Wishart (Composer)

Born: 25th June 1921, Crowborough, UK

Died: 14th August 1984, Frome, Somerset, UK

Nationality: English

Peter Charles Arthur Wishart was an English composer. Wishart was born in Crowborough. He studied with Nadia Boulanger in Paris from 1947–1948 and taught at the Guildhall School of Music, Birmingham University, King's College London and Reading University where he was Professor of Music from 1977. His compositions include several neo-classical operas, orchestral and chamber pieces, and a large amount of church music. Critics have commented on Wishart's strong and individual lyricism, and his admiration for the music of Igor Stravinsky.

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 Interview, Peter Cigleris on British Clarinet Concertos

Clarinettist Peter Cigleris talks about his new album on Signum, which sees him revive not one but four forgotten clarinet concertos from early twentieth-century Britain.

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