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Ruth Gipps (Composer)

Born: 20th February 1921, Bexhill-on-Sea, UK

Died: 23rd February 1999, Fremfield, East Sussex, UK

Nationality: English

Ruth Dorothy Louisa Gipps was an English composer, oboist, pianist, conductor, and educator. She was one of the most prolific composers in Britain at the time of her death, having written five symphonies, seven concertos, and numerous chamber and choral works. She founded both the London Repertoire Orchestra and the Chanticleer Orchestra and served as conductor and music director for the City of Birmingham Choir.

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Video Interview, Elgan Llŷr Thomas on Unveiled

In the wake of the release of his debut album featuring a bold new translation of Britten's Michelangelo Sonnets (plus music by Tippett, Gipps and Thomas himself), the Welsh tenor discusses queer representation in opera and song - and why he feels that 'it's about time we started adding other stories into the mix'...

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