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Elisabeth Lutyens

Elisabeth Lutyens

Country of origin: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Birthday: July 9, 1906
Date of death: April 14, 1983

About Elisabeth Lutyens

Daughter of Edwardian architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, Elizabeth Lutyens is remembered as a pioneer amongst woman composers, and an early advocate of the twelve-note system in Britain at a time when it was derided and misunderstood. Thought most comfortable in the smaller forms, she created a large output of works for the concert hall in addition to her commercial writing for the cinema.  Formal clarity and precision were valued above romantic expression, but her finest music balances classical poise and direction with a turbulent current of genuine emotion.