One of the most fluent and versatile composers of any generation * Prolific output comprises symphonies, concerti, chamber music, stage works, divertimenti, choral music, song cycles and music for wind and brass band * Catalogue of over a hundred scores for film and television includes the Oscar-winning Bridge on the River Kwai * Awarded the CBE in 1970 and Knighted in 1993 * Received the Ivor Novello Award for outstanding services to British music * Awarded a Fellowship of the British Academy for Composers and Songwriters on the occasion of his 80th birthday in 2001
Works by Malcolm Arnold include: Four Cornish Dances (1966) Anniversary Overture (1968) Peterloo (1967)
"… a great and sorely neglected symphonist. Number seven is a huge, apocalyptic work, with passages of sustained savagery in its first movement and musical grotesquery in its finale, that suggest a spiritual crisis barely overcome. For my money it's a blazing masterpiece and it suggests a striking parallel. Here, and elsewhere, we hear the utterly authentic voice of the English Shostakovich." -- Piers-Burton Page
"The finest ballet composer since Tchaikovsky." -- Dame Ninette de Valois
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