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William Boyce (September 11, 1711 – February 7, 1779) is widely regarded as one of the most important English-born composers of the 18th century.

Born in London, Boyce was a choirboy at St Paul's Cathedral before studying music with Maurice Greene after his voice broke. His first professional appointment came in 1734 when he got a job as an organist at the Oxford Chapel. He went on to take a number of similar posts before being appointed Master of the King's… read more

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  • Avatar for OG-Gurda
    SkylineFugitive uglier than bach?! Doch, he was not ugly.
  • Avatar for somaliaaa
    Princess Leia?
  • Avatar for somaliaaa
    Zawsze lubiłem tego grubaska, teraz tylko czekać na nową płytę
  • Avatar for Tyrone28
    A wonderful English composer. I highly recommend his symphonies as recorded by the Academy of Ancient Music with Christopher Hogwood.
  • Avatar for SkylineFugitive
    Finally, an even fatter and uglier composer than Bach.
  • Avatar for Artur_UFRJ
    Symphony No.8 in D minor is my favourite. Also by The English Concert / Trevor Pinnock.
  • Avatar for l4tency
    The C major symphony is sublime. The A major one is good as well. I recommend the Pinnock/English Concert performance.
  • Avatar for Redingot
    Dubular kralı vilyım
  • Avatar for KraeheK
    Having since heard him (via Hogwood's symphonies) I can say that his music is very good too. Among the best early classical era I have heard, in fact!
  • Avatar for KraeheK
    He looks even scarier than Xenakis. I must hear him...

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