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Architecture, said Hegel, is frozen music. Donald Swann's music has been compared with defrosted architecture. Michael Flanders Of Flanders and Swann

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Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006)
Suite Bourgeoise (for flute, oboe or clarinet, piano) (1940)
Juliette Bausor, Daniel Bates, Simon Lepper
Paul Ben-Haim (1897-1984)
Clarinet Quintet, Op. Op. 31a (1941)
Klaus Hampl, Quartetto di Roma
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912)
Clarinet Quintet in f-sharp minor, Op. 10 (1895)
Klaus Hampl, Quartetto di Roma
André Previn (born 1929)
Trio (for oboe, bassoon and piano) (1994)
Tim Feil, Yen-Chen Wu, Xing Zhang
John Adams (born 1947)
Shaker Loops (for 3 violins, viola, 2 cellos and bass) (1978)
Ridge Quartet, et. al.
Vítězslav Novák (1870-1949)
String Quartet No. 3 in G major, Op. 66 (1938)
Vlach Quartet
Vítězslav Novák (1870-1949)
Piano Trio No. 2 in d minor, Op. 27, Quasi una ballata (1902)
New Prague Trio
Vítězslav Novák (1870-1949)
Piano Trio No. 2 in d minor, Op. 27, Quasi una ballata (1902)
České Trio
Vítězslav Novák (1870-1949)
Piano Trio No. 2 in d minor, Op. 27, Quasi una ballata (1902)
Smetana Trio
Lera Auerbach (born 1973)
24 Preludes, Op. 47 (for cello and piano) (1999)
Ani Aznavoorian, Lera Auerbach
Lera Auerbach (born 1973)
Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 28 (1992-1996)
Delta Piano Tri
John Adams (born 1947)
Shaker Loops (for 3 violins, viola, 2 cellos and bass) (1978)
Angèle Dubeau and La Pietà
John Adams (born 1947)
Shaker Loops (for 3 violins, viola, 2 cellos and bass) (1978)
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Witold Lutosławski (1913-1994)
String Quartet (1964)
Apollon Musagete Quartett
Witold Lutosławski (1913-1994)
String Quartet (1964)
Silesian String Quartet
Witold Lutosławski (1913-1994)
String Quartet (1964)
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Donald Wheelock (born 1940)
String Quartet No. 3 (1988)
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Donald Wheelock (born 1940)
String Quartet No. 4 (1992)
Ciompi Quartet
Nigel Westlake (born 1958)
High tension wires for String Quartet (1994)
Elektra String Quartet
Graham Williams (born 1940)
String Quartet No. 6 (2012)
Unknown ensemble
Karel Kovařovic (1862-1920)
String Quartet No. 3 in G major (1889)
Stamic Quartet
Karel Kovařovic (1862-1920)
String Quartet No. 2 in a minor, Op. 7 (1887)
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Karel Kovařovic (1862-1920)
String Quartet No. 1 in D major (1885)
Stamic Quartet
Henrique Oswald (1852-1931)
Piano Quintet in C major, Op. 18 (1895)
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Edward Cowie (born 1943)
Charm of Australian Finches (for flute and piano) (1993)
Laura Chislett, Stephanie McCallum
Edward Cowie (born 1943)
Particle Partita (for 2 violins) (2012)
Peter Sheppard Skærved, Mihailo Trandafilovski
Edward Cowie (born 1943)
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Frank Bridge (1879-1941)
String Quartet No. 4, H. 188 (1937)
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Composers born on August 26

Ida Gotkovsky (born 1933)
Ida Rose Esther Gotkovsky
Nationality: French
Born: August 26, 1933, Calais (age 86)
Gustavo Becerra-Schmidt (1925-2010)
Nationality: Chilean
Born: August 26, 1925, Temuco Died: January 3, 2010, Oldenburg (age 84)
Lazar Nikolov (1922-2005)
Nationality: Bulgarian
Born: August 26, 1922, Burgas Died: February 7, 2005, Sofia (age 82)
Humphrey Searle (1915-1982)
Nationality: English
Born: August 26, 1915, Oxford Died: May 12, 1982, London (age 66)
Willem de Fesch (1687-1761)
Willem [William, Guillaume, Guglielmus] de Fesch
Nationality: Dutch
Baptized: August 26, 1687, Alkmaar Died: January 3, 1761, London (age 73)

Composers who died on August 26

Wim de Ruiter (1943-2017)
Nationality: Dutch
Born: August 11, 1943, Heemstede Died: August 26, 2017, Haarlem (age 74)
Felix Glonti (1927-2012)
Nationality: Georgian | Russian
Born: November 8, 1927, Batumi Died: August 26, 2012, Tbilisi (age 84)
Roh Ogura (1916-1990)
Nationality: Japanese
Born: January 19, 1916, Kitakyushu Died: August 26, 1990 (age 74)
Heinz Röttger (1909-1977)
Nationality: German
Born: November 6, 1909, Herford Died: August 26, 1977, Dessau (age 67)
Charles Haubiel (1892-1978)
Charles Trowbridge Haubiel [Pratt]
Nationality: American
Born: January 30, 1892, Delta, OH Died: August 26, 1978, Los Angeles, CA (age 86)
Francesco Santoliquido (1883-1971)
Nationality: Italian
Born: August 6, 1883, Naples Died: August 26, 1971, Anacapri (age 88)
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Nationality: English
Born: October 12, 1872, Down Ampney, Gloucestershire Died: August 26, 1958, London (age 85)
Johan Fredrik Berwald (1787-1861)
Nationality: Swedish
Born: December 4, 1787, Stockholm Died: August 26, 1861, Stockholm (age 73)
Jacques-Féréol Mazas (1782-1849)
Nationality: French
Born: September 23, 1782 Died: August 26, 1849 (age 66)

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Bryce Dessner (born 1976)
Bryce David Dessner
Nationality: American
Born: April 23, 1976 (age 43)
Benjamin Attahir (born 1989)
Nationality: French
Born: February 25, 1989, Toulouse (age 30)
Adam Schoenberg (born 1980)
Nationality: American
Born: November 15, 1980, Northampton, MA (age 38)
Bojidar Dimov (1935-2003)
Nationality: Bulgarian | German
Born: January 31, 1935, Lom Died: June 19, 2003, Cologne (age 68)
Mirjana Šistek Đorđević (born 1935)
Mirjana Šistek Đorđević [Sistek-Djordjevic]
Nationality: Serbian | Yugoslavian
Born: July 23, 1935, Belgrade (age 84)
Walter Hartley (1927-2016)
Walter Sinclair Hartley
Nationality: American
Born: February 21, 1927, Washington, D.C. Died: June 30, 2016, Charlotte, North Carolina (age 89)
Luc Brewaeys (1959-2015)
Nationality: Belgian
Born: August 25, 1959, Mortsel Died: December 18, 2015, Antwerp (age 56)
Robert Dispa (1929-2003)
Nationality: Dutch
Born: September 19, 1929, Brussels Died: March 6, 2003 (age 73)
Lawrence Whiffin (1930-2012)
Nationality: Australian
Born: 1930, Melbourne Died: November 18, 2012 (age 82)
Florence Whitlock (1889-1978)
Ellen Florence Whitlock
Nationality: English
Born: 1889, Redruth, Cornwall Died: October 13, 1978 (age 89)
Peter Wettstein (born 1939)
Nationality: Swiss
Born: September 15, 1939, Zürich (age 79)
Donald Wheelock (born 1940)
Nationality: American
Born: June 17, 1940, Stamford, Connecticut (age 79)
Paul Stanhope (born 1969)
Nationality: Australian
Born: 1969 (age 50)
Jean-Jacques Werner (1935-2017)
Nationality: French
Born: January 20, 1935, Strasbourg Died: October 22, 2017, Bas-Rhin (age 82)
Nigel Westlake (born 1958)
Nationality: Australian
Born: September 6, 1958, Perth (age 60)