Classical Composers in the Best of the Web UK Directory

Classical Composers

Alan Bush Music Trust

Promotes appreciation of British composer, Alan Bush (1900-1995). Provides a biography, information about his compositions with audio samples, with details of membership of the trust and its activities.

Anthony Gilbert

Provides a biography, listing of his compositions and recordings, and a diary of performances.

BBC Radio 3's Composer Of The Week

Podcast in which Donald Macleod explores the life and work of famous composers.

Bill Hopkins (1943-1981)

Provides a biography, with a listing of his compositions and writings.

Edward Gregson

A composer who has written orchestral, chamber, instrumental and choral music, music for the theatre, film and television, and known for his contribution to the wind and brass repertoire.

Errollyn Wallen

Official site of the composer and singer/songwriter, the first black woman to have a work performed at The Proms; includes a catalogue of her works, reviews, information about performances and recordings, and contacts.

Gareth Glyn

Official site of the Welsh composer and arranger, with a biography, contacts, and listing of his works.

Iain Matheson

Official site of the Scottish composer and musician, who writes concert music in the classical tradition; includes a profile, listing of his works, and details of concerts and performances.

James MacMillan

Official site for the eminent Scottish composer and conductor, with a biography, information about his works, performances and recordings, and news.

Jeremy Pike

Official website with further information about his music and details of performances.

John McLeod

Official site of a prolific composer; includes a biography, discography, audio samples, and contacts.

John Metcalf

Profiles this leading Welsh composer, who has composed major works in many musical forms.

Julian Wagstaff

A composer of classical music and music theatre; includes a profile, a guide to his key works with MP3 samples, forthcoming concerts, and contacts.

Lennox Berkeley Society

Dedicated to promoting the music of the 20th century composer; with a biography, photo gallery, lists of works and recordings, and contacts.

The Liszt Society

A UK and international society, initially founded to publish Liszt's works which were out of print or had never been published; provides a list of publications, news and events, details of membership, and a biographical assessment of the composer/pianist.

Lloyd Coleman

Official website of a young composer, clarinettist, and conductor despite having both visual and hearing impairments; with a biography, achievements, and contacts.

Lloyd Music Limited

Information about a recording company, specialising in the music of George Lloyd (1913 – 1998); a library and archive of biographical material near Kendal; and The George Lloyd Society, formed in 2005 to promote his music.

Mansel Thomas Trust

Formed to collect, collate, and publish the manuscripts of the composer and conductor, one of the most important and influential musicians of his generation in Wales.

Paul Fisher

A composer mainly for the organ, but has also written other instrumental and choral music; includes a biography, sample scores, discography, and contact details.

Paul Mealor

Official site of the Welsh born choral composer, now professor of composition at Aberdeen University; includes a profile, news, audio samples and list of recordings.

PLC Music

Official site of Paul Lovatt-Cooper, composer for brass and wind band; with a biography, listing of his compositions and recordings.

Richard Strauss Society

Formed to advance education in and appreciation of the life and works of Richard Strauss, and promote performances of his music. Includes details of membership and events.

Robert Farnon Society

Devoted to the composer, arranger, and conductor of light music; provides a biography and discography, with details of events and membership. Also maintains profiles and resources about many other British composers of light and popular orchestral music.

The Ronald Stevenson Society

Promotes the music of Ronald Stevenson through performance, recording and the publication of his scores.

The Sorabji Archive

A resource dedicated to the life and works of Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji (1892–1988), composer, pianist and critic; includes a list of his compositions, bibliography and discography, and an archive of performers of his work.

York Bowen (1884-1961)

A composer and pianist, nicknamed "The English Rachmaninoff" during his successful career. Includes a biography, listing of his works and recordings, and details of a society set up to promote appreciation of his life and work.

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