^ Back to Top
^ Back to Discography
Classical Music Home

The World's Leading Classical Music Group

Email Password  
Not a subscriber yet?
Keyword Search
in
 

FREDERICK MAY  

(1911 - 1985)

Frederick (Fred) May was one of the most original creative voices of his generation. May was born in Dublin in 1911. He began his musical education in his native city with John Larchet at the Royal Irish Academy of Music and at Trinity College Dublin (Mus. B 1931). He then moved to the Royal College of Music in London where he enjoyed three productive years of compositional work with Gordon Jacob and Vaughan Williams. The first of his independent orchestral essays, the short Scherzo for Orchestra, was completed there in 1933. Along with other original work it brought him a traveling scholarship to Vienna to write under the tutelage of Alban Berg. May’s immediate ambitions were frustrated by the untimely death of Berg in December 1935 and he studied under Egon Wellesz instead. The String Quartet in C minor, his only essay in this genre, was conceived during this period, and was completed in 1936 following May’s return from Vienna, and remains one of his finest achievements
Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
MAY: String Quartet / FLEISCHMANN: Piano Quintet Marco Polo
8.223888
Chamber Music




 
 
  View Albums
 
 




 Tell a Friend |  Bookmark this page Digg It |  Bookmark this page Del.icio.us. |  Add to Facebook Facebook |  FURL FURL |  Add to MySpace MySpace |  Stumbleupon StumbleUpon |  Twitter Twitter

Famous Composers Quick Link:
Bach | Beethoven | Chopin | Dowland | Handel | Haydn | Mozart | Glazunov | Schumann | R Strauss | Vivaldi
3:49:42 PM, 28 August 2014
All Naxos Historical, Naxos Classical Archives, Naxos Jazz, Folk and Rock Legends and Naxos Nostalgia titles are not available in the United States and some titles may not be available in Australia and Singapore because these countries have copyright laws that provide or may provide for terms of protection for sound recordings that differ from the rest of the world.
Copyright © 2014 Naxos Digital Services Ltd. All rights reserved.     Terms of Use     Privacy Policy
-212-
Classical Music Home
NOTICE: This site was unavailable for several hours on Saturday, June 25th 2011 due to some unexpected but essential maintenance work. We apologize for any inconvenience.