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Boughton, Rutland (1878-1960)

Rutland Boughton

born: 23 January 1878
died: 25 January 1960
country: United Kingdom

"I believe that Boughton's works will eventually be regarded as one of the most remarkable achievements in the story of our music" - Charles Kennedy Scott, 1915

"'The Immortal Hour is a work of genius" - Edward Elgar, 1924

"....The Immortal Hour enchants me. The whole thing gripped me" - Dame Ethel Smyth, 1922

"Now that Elgar is gone, you have the only original personal English style on the market...I find that I have acquired a great taste for it" - George Bernard Shaw, 1934

"I remember vividly how Boughton made his characters live, and the masterly effect of the choral writing" - Sir Arthur Bliss on The Immortal Hour, 1949

"In any other country, such a work as The Immortal Hour would have been in the repertoire years ago" - Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1949


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