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Alexander Goehr

Alexander Goehr, born in 1932, German-born English composer. He became a professor of music at the University of Cambridge in 1976, a position he held until 1999. A lyrical but often hard-edged composer in the twelve-tone system, he nevertheless usually remained within the forms of the symphony and traditional chamber works. Later he turned to tonal and even neo-baroque models. Works include the opera "Arden muss sterben "(Arden Must Die, 1966), the music theater piece "Naboth`s Vineyard" (1968), and "MetamorphosisDance" (1974).

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