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Richard Blackford

Publisher: Novello & Co

(Voices of Exile) It was a seamless, cunningly wrought sequence of poems and songs ... its utter sincerity was shown in its impeccable craftmanship and good taste. - Ivan Hewett, The Telegraph

...a deeply literate and assured composer, senses precisely the response demanded by each poem.  And he has the skill to set them with a graphic immediacy which never descends to bathos.  In a work such as this, that skill is rare. - Hilary Finch, The Times
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Career Highlights:
  • 2009 Composer in Association to the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra
  • 2000 Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Music for Millennium (CNN)
  • 1990-5 Director of Music at the Royal Ballet School where he wrote the ballet Plea to Autumn performed at the Royal Opera House
  • 1990 premiere of the Musical King, with lyrics by Maya Angelou at London’s Piccadilly Theatre
  • 1974 Leverhulme Scholarship to study in Rome with Henze; wins Mendelssohn Scholarship and Tagore Gold Medal

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