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Edwin York Bowen (February 22, 1884 – November 11, 1961) was an English composer and pianist. Bowen’s musical career spanned more than fifty years during which time he wrote over 160 works. As well as being a pianist and composer, Bowen was a talented conductor, organist, violinist and horn player. Despite achieving considerable success during his lifetime, many of the composer’s works remained unpublished and…

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  • This Man's music should be played much, much, more . York Bowen - Sonata for Flute & Piano, Op. 120 (1949) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnGu-5MfijI
  • It's all about that viola concerto
  • And Not Only a Fine Composer - York Bowen plays Moscheles Etude, op.70 no.5 - http://youtu.be/hAx7C7O_4ic
  • The viola concerto is fantastic. So glad to have stumbled across him.
  • Update: he's actually an excellent composer. I have since this heard a cello concerto, violin sonata, various other chamber works. Every time I listen to a piece I expect a richness of melody, texture and structure - a deluxe kind of mastery of the late Romantic medium, and I am never disappointed. Even when the music sounds a bit too Rachmaninoff inspired, it's still wonderful.
  • His solo piano works are better than expected - a possibility of real value in them...
  • Any links to works? This guy has no results on shareminer or anything. If someone could upload any recordings at all I'd be very grateful (PM if you can!)
  • Listen to his 1st piano concerto, and his 2nd symphony !

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