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|Birth:||15th July, 1934|
Sir Harrison Birtwistle was born in Accrington, England. He is a British composer. In 1952 he entered the Royal Manchester College of Music in Manchester on a clarinet scholarship. In 1965 a Harkness Fellowship gave him the opportunity to continue his studies at Princeton University, where he completed the opera Punch and Judy. In 1972 he wrote the accompanying music to "The Offence" starring Sean Connery which was his only film score. In 1975 he became musical director of the newly established Royal National Theatre in London, a post he held until 1983. He has been honoured with a knighthood and as a Companion of Honour. From 1994 to 2001 he was Henry Purcell Professor of Composition at King's College London.
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