Nicholas Maw (born 1935 in Grantham; died 2009 in Washington D.C.) was a British composer.
Maw was best known for his orchestral piece Odyssey (1987), the guitar work Music of Memory (1989) and a violin concerto (1993) written for Joshua Bell. His music has been described as neo-romantic but also as modernist and non-tonal (for instance Personæ, his ongoing cycle of piano pieces). Latterly, he was a member of the composition faculty at the Peabody Conservatory of Music at… read more
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