- James R. Briscoe
(b Neuchâtel, March 12, 1938). French composer of Eurasian origin. She received training in traditional Chinese music, especially the pipa, from her mother, the composer Xiao Shuxian (Hsiao Shu-sien) in China, where she also studied literature and the other arts. Her father, the conductor Hermann Scherchen, introduced her to Western music. Later she studied with Henze at the Salzburg Mozarteum (...