About Alexander Goehr

About Alexander Goehr

Alexander Goehr (born 10 August 1932 in Berlin) is an English composer and academic.

He was born in Berlin, the son of Walter Goehr. He studied at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester (1952–55) where he met Peter Maxwell Davies, Harrison Birtwistle, John Ogdon and Elgar Howarth. Together they formed New Music Manchester, a group dedicated to performances of contemporary music. In 1956 he went to Paris to study with Olivier Messiaen at the Conservatoire Read more on Last.fm


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