Alan Bush: Fantasia on Soviet Themes Op. 24 (1943)

Alan Dudley Bush (22 December 1900 – 31 October 1995) was a British composer and pianist. He was a committed communist, and politics sometimes provided central themes in his music. Alan Bush belongs to a generation-class of composers that unfortunately fell into neglect for their adherence to romantic musical values, in an age where experimentation was primeval in academic music. His political allegiances did few to help him, as he supported USSR socialist regime. During WW2 he composed this Fantasia on popular Soviet themes as a gift to the heroism of the Soviet Nation. The compositional career of the British composer Alan Bush extended from the early 1920s to the mid 1980s. He died aged 94 in 1995. His oeuvre includes large-scale orchestral and/or choral works, operas and other theatrical music, chamber music, piano works. songs and brass band arrangements. First performance details are given where known; many of Bush's works have been published.



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