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Joseph Charles Holbrooke (1878–1958) was an English composer, conductor, and pianist. He later changed his name to Josef.

Born in Croydon on 5th July 1878, his musical output includes eight symphonies, many tone poems, two piano concertos, chamber music including string quartets, a piano quintet, a quintet for clarinet and strings and a piano quartet, and much music inspired by Edgar Allan Poe, including choral and…

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  • Holbrooke - piano quartet No.1 -- http://youtu.be/vEgNiTH2pwk
  • Not sure what to make of this guy, as so little has been recorded. Frankly, his piano concerto on Hyperion is a bit of a monstrosity. Very enjoyable, but sort of naff (but hey, naff can be good). But then his clarinet quintet "Eilean Shona" is quite appealing.

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