Harrison Birtwistle  

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Harrison Birtwistle, (1934 – 2022) was an English composer of contemporary classical music best known for his operas, often based on mythological subjects.

Among his many compositions, his better known works include The Triumph of Time (1972) and the operas The Mask of Orpheus (1986), Gawain (1991), and The Minotaur (2008). The last of these was ranked by music critics at The Guardian in 2019 as the third-best piece of the 21st-century.

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