Edgar Bainton

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Edgar Leslie Bainton (14 February 1880 – 8 December 1956) was a British-born, latterly Australian-resident composer, most celebrated for his church music. His most famous piece is the liturgical anthem And I saw a new heaven, but during recent years Bainton's other musical works (neglected for decades) have been increasingly often heard on CD.

Bainton may have been anti-Semitic. In 1934, having just become Director of the New South Wales State Conservatorium in Sydney, he rejected the famous composer and music theorist Arnold Schoenberg for a post as teacher of harmony and theory because he was Jewish and for having "modernist ideas and dangerous tendencies".

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Romantics in England – Music for Cello & Piano Michael Balfe, Roger Quilter, Edgar Bainton, Rosalind Ellicott, Walter Macfarren, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor; Joseph Spooner, Michael Jones, Kathryn Mosely 1

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