Death of a dedicated Australian composer, 84

The death is reported of Colin Brumby, a prominent composer who lived all his adult life in Brisbane.

He was music director of the Queensland Opera Company and wrote extensively for stage.


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  • Classical music is meant to be timeless, not “in step with the times.” Only no-talents go with the times, and he had real talent. You can always judge a composer by how well they write for the harp. A real talent writes well for it.

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