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date: 17 August 2019

Fox, Erika locked

  • Sophie Fuller


(b Vienna, Oct 3, 1936). British composer. She came to England as a refugee at the age of three. Fox won a scholarship to the RCM, where she studied the piano with Angus Morrison and composition with Bernard Stevens; she later continued her composition studies with Jeremy Dale Roberts and briefly with Birtwistle. Her highly individual music is influenced by the traditional music of Hungary and Romania as well as ḥasidic niggun and Jewish liturgical chant. She has written for a wide variety of ensembles, from solo works such as Nick’s Lament (1984) for guitar to powerful orchestral music such as Osen Shomaat (1985). Her quartet Kaleidoscope (1983) won the Finzi Award. Her works have often been closely linked to music theatre: her puppet music drama The Bet, to a libretto by Elaine Feinstein, was performed at the Huddersfield Festival and in London at the South Bank and the Almeida Theatre. Her opera ...

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