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Goehr, Alexander

Alexander Goehr was born in Berlin on 10 August 1932, the son of the conductor and Schoenberg pupil Walter Goehr. In his early twenties he emerged as a central figure in the Manchester School of post-war British composers. In 195556 he joined Olivier Messiaen's masterclass in Paris. Although in the early sixties Goehr was considered a leader of the avant-garde, his oblique attitude to modernism ... read more

Alexander Goehr was born in Berlin on 10 August 1932, the son of the conductor and Schoenberg pupil Walter Goehr. In his... read more

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