Bust-length photograph of the noted English composer and pianist, signed and inscribed. John McCABE.

Bust-length photograph of the noted English composer and pianist, signed and inscribed.

Ca. 254 x 203 mm.

Corners very slightly bumped; biographical annotations to verso.

"McCabe's music is characterized by vivid instrumentation and a dynamic, dramatic use of tonality, with a range of influence taking in Bartók, Stravinsky and Vaughan Williams. In early works, such as the Hartmann variations (1964) and Notturni ed Alba (1970). McCabe used serialism though rarely as strictly as in his Bagatelles (1963); when writing the Stabat Mater (1976) he abandoned it completely. Several of his works have enjoyed considerable success, among them the Concerto for Orchestra, Cloudcatcher Fells for brass band, and the award-winning ballet Edward II (choreographed by David Bintley). So successful was this last that he has extracted his Fifth Symphony from it for concert use and was commissioned to write two further full-length works for Bintley and the Birmingham Royal Ballet on the subject of King Arthur." Guy Rickards in Grove Music Online. Item #25459

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