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Biography of Edwin York Bowen (1884-1961)


Composer and pianist, studied piano and composition at the Royal Academy of Music. Although it noted as an interpreter of French Horn and viola, his fame is mainly due to his mastery of the piano, both as a performer and composer. He became known with three piano concertos, composed between 1900 and 1908, in which cultivated a romantic, although light, and continued in the same vein with numerous short works for various instruments. He cemented his reputation with a symphonic fantasy (1906), a Concerto for violin (1912), and a Symphony (1920). Then he worked closely with violinist Oliver Terris, for whom he composed works for viola, as well as including fragments for this instrument in most of his works, even though they include two sonatas and a concert. Bowen also widely cultivated Chamber music, among which include string quartets, works for piano and for violin and cello suites.

Bibliography.

History of classical music. Madrid, planet, 1983.


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