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Alan Rawsthorne

1905-1971 GB, Lancashire
Composer of Classical

Alan Rawsthorne (2 May 1905 – 24 July 1971) was a British composer. He was born in Haslingden, Lancashire, and is buried in Thaxted churchyard in Essex.

  • Classical
  • Spoken Word
  • Children's Music
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Elegy on British Guitar Music by Graham Anthony Devine
Elegy (Completed by J. Bream) on Xavier Jara Guitar Recital by Xavier Jara
The Cruel Sea: Main Titles and Nocturne on Rawsthorne: Film Music by Alan Rawsthorne & Rumon Gamba
Oboe Concerto: Maestoso - Allegro on Rawsthorne: Cello Concerto / Oboe Concerto / Symphonic Studies by Alan Rawsthorne & David Lloyd-Jones
Symphony No. 1: I. Allegro tempestuoso on Rawsthorne: Symphonies Nos. 1-3 by Alan Rawsthorne & David Lloyd-Jones
Symphony No. 1: II. Allegro on Rawsthorne: Symphonies Nos. 1-3 by Alan Rawsthorne & David Lloyd-Jones
Symphony No. 1: IV. Poco maestoso - Allegro risoluto on Rawsthorne: Symphonies Nos. 1-3 by Alan Rawsthorne & David Lloyd-Jones
Elegy on '70s by Julian Bream & David Atherton
Symphony No. 1: III. Allegro non troppo on Rawsthorne: Symphonies Nos. 1-3 by Alan Rawsthorne & David Lloyd-Jones
Theme and Variations: Theme: Allegro on Rawsthorne: String Quartets Nos. 1-3 / Theme and Variations by Alan Rawsthorne & Maggini Quartet

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Title Artist Year Type
Warp & WeftErnest John Moeran, Rebecca Clarke, Gordon Jacob, Paul Patterson, Alan Rawsthorne, Midori Komachi, Sophie Rosa, Simon Callaghan2017Album
Guitar RecitalXavier Jara, Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco, François Couperin, John Dowland, Alan Rawsthorne, Dušan Bogdanović, Sérgio Assad, Jeremy D. Collins2017Album
English Piano ConcertiJane Coop, CBC Radio Orchestra, Mario Bernardi, Benjamin Britten / Alan Rawsthorne / John Ireland / Gerald Finzi2017Album
An English CollectionBenjamin Britten, Alan Rawsthorne, Francis Chagrin, Peter Warlock, Sir William Walton, Orchestra Da Camera Di Roma, Nicolas Flagello2013Album
Piano WorksAlan Rawsthorne / Bernard Stevens2008Album
Divertimentos, SinfoniettasSir Michael Tippett, Benjamin Britten, Malcolm Arnold, Lennox Berkeley, Alan Rawsthorne / English Chamber Orchestra, Norman Del Mar, The London Symphony Orchestra, Nicholas Braithwaite2007Compil.
Peter and the Wolf, Practical Cats, The Young Person's Guide to the OrchestraSergei Prokofiev, Alan Rawsthorne, Benjamin Britten2007Album
Symphonies Nos. 1-3Alan Rawsthorne, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, David Lloyd-Jones2005Album
Piano ConcertosAlan Rawsthorne, Peter Donohoe, Ulster Orchestra, Takuo Yuasa2003Album
Frederick Thurston 1901-1953 Centenary Tribute (Quintet / 'Caoine' From Sonata Op. 129 / Quintet / Quartet)Arthur Bliss, Charles Villiers Stanford, Frederick Thurston, Myers Foggin, The Griller String Quartet, Gordon Jacob, Alan Rawsthorne, Thea King, Aeolian String Quartet2001Compil.
Violin SonatasPeter Racine Fricker, Alan Rawsthorne, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Susanne Stanzeleit, Julian Jacobson2001Album
English Piano Concerti • Concertos Anglais Pour PianoBenjamin Britten, Alan Rawsthorne, John Ireland, Gerald Finzi - Jane Coop, CBC Radio Orchestra, Mario Bernardi2001Album
Cello Concerto / Oboe Concerto / Symphonic StudiesAlan Rawsthorne, Alexander Baillie, Stéphane Rancourt, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, David Lloyd-Jones2000Album
Concerto For 10 Instruments / 2 Quintets / Sonatina / SuiteAlan Rawsthorne - The Fibonacci Sequence1999Album
Concerto For String Orchestra / Divertimento For Chamber OrchestraAlan Rawsthorne - John Turner, Conrad Marshall, Rebecca Goldberg, Northern Chamber Orchestra, David Lloyd-Jones1999Album
Violin Concertos Nos. 1 And 2 / Fantasy Overture: CortègesAlan Rawsthorne, Rebecca Hirsch1998Album
Twentieth-Century GuitarJulian Bream - Lennox Berkeley, Hans Werner Henze, Sir William Walton, Frank Martin, Albert Roussel, Alan Rawsthorne, Reginald Smith Brindle1993Compil.
The Composer ConductsAlan Rawsthorne, John Addison, Richard Arnell, Arthur Bliss, Malcolm Arnold1993Compil.
Piano Concertos 1 & 2 / Concerto For Two PianosAlan Rawsthorne : Geoffrey Tozer / The London Philharmonic Orchestra / Matthias Bamert1992Album
Concerto For String Orchestra / Piano Quintet / Sonata For Cello And PianoAlan Rawsthorne, The Little Orchestra Of London, Leslie Jones, University Ensemble Of Cardiff, George Isaac, Eric Harrison1985Album
Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2Alan Rawsthorne / Malcolm Binns (Piano) / The London Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Nicholas Braithwaite1982Album
Divertimento / Divertimento / Sinfonietta / SinfoniettaSir Michael Tippett, Alan Rawsthorne, Benjamin Britten And Lennox Berkeley1982Album
OverturesWilliam Alwyn, Francis Chagrin, Malcolm Arnold, Alan Rawsthorne, Geoffrey Bush, Walter Leigh1979Compil.
Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 2Alan Rawsthorne, Malcolm Binns, The London Symphony Orchestra, Nicholas Braithwaite1979Album
20th Century English MusicBenjamin Britten • Alan Rawsthorne • Francis Chagrin • Peter Warlock - Nicolas Flagello / Orchestra Da Camera Di Roma1977Album
Symphony No. 1 / Symphonic StudiesAlan Rawsthorne1977Album
Symphony No 1 / Symphonic StudiesAlan Rawsthorne - The London Philharmonic Orchestra, John Pritchard1977Album
Piano Concerto, No. 2 / Cello ConcertoAlan Rawsthorne, Clifford Curzon, Samuel Barber, Zara Nelsova1974Album
Trio For Piano, Violin And Cello / Four Romantic Pieces / Sonatina / Theme And Four Studies / Concertante For Violin And PianoAlan Rawsthorne, Cardiff Festival Ensemble1973Album
String Trio Quanta, Clarinet QuartetPriaulx Rainier, Alan Rawsthorne, Thea King, Aeolian String Quartet1970Album
Modern British Piano MusicAlan Rawsthorne / Christopher Headington / Alexander Goehr / Robert Sherlaw Johnson / David Blake, John Ogdon1970Album
Quintet For Wind And Piano / Chamber Music For Wind And PianoAlan Rawsthorne / Nicholas Maw1968Album
Symphony No 3 / Concerto For OrchestraAlan Rawsthorne / Roberto Gerhard1968Album
Concerto For Double String Orchestra, Symphonic StudiesSir Michael Tippett, Alan Rawsthorne1967Album
String Quartets No 1, 2 & 3Alan Rawsthorne, The Alberni Quartet1966Album
Rawsthorne; Piano Concertos 1 & 2Alan Rawsthorne, Dame Moura Lympany, Denis Matthews, Philharmonia Orchestra, Herbert Menges1966Album
Concerto For String Orchestra / Serenade For Strings / Prelude, Elegy And Finale, Opus 10Alan Rawsthorne, Lennox Berkeley, Peter Racine Fricker - The Little Orchestra Of London Conducted By Leslie Jones1965Album
Современная Английская МузыкаAlan Rawsthorne / Alan Bush1963Album
Violin And PianoAlan Rawsthorne, Thea Musgrave, Peter Racine Fricker1963Album
Современная Английская МузыкаAlan Rawsthorne - Russian State Symphony Orchestra1963Album
Piano Concerto No. 1 In D Major, Op.13 / Piano Concerto No. 1Benjamin Britten / Alan Rawsthorne, Jacques Abram / Dame Moura Lympany, Philharmonia Orchestra, Herbert Menges1957Album
Concerto No.2 For Piano And OrchestraAlan Rawsthorne1951Album
T.S. Eliot: Practical Cats / Shakespeare: Twenty SonnetsT. S. Eliot : Robert Donat, Alan Rawsthorne / William Shakespeare, Edith EvansAlbum
Old Possum's Book Of Practical CatsT. S. Eliot, Robert Donat, Alan Rawsthorne Conducting The Philharmonia OrchestraAlbum
Symphonic Studies; Concerto For Double String OrchestraAlan Rawsthorne, Sir Michael Tippett - Philharmonia Orchestra, Constant Lambert, Walter GoehrAlbum
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