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Name: Humphrey Searle  
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Date of Birth: 26th August 1915
Place of Birth: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Profession: Composer
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Humphrey Searle (August 26, 1915 - May 12, 1982) was a British composer.

After studying -somewhat hesitantly- with John Ireland at the Royal College of Music in London, he went to Vienna on a six month scholarship to become a private pupil of Anton Webern, which became decisive in his composition carreer.

Searle was one of the foremost pioneers of serial music in the United Kingdom, and used his role as a producer at the BBC to promote it. Works of note include a Poem for 22 Strings (1950), premiered at Darmstadt, a Gogol opera, The Diary of a Madman (1958), and five symphonies.

He is also known for developing the most authoritative catalogue of Franz Liszt's works, and the numbering system he developed is frequently used to identify Liszt's works.

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Humphrey Searle: British Composer (1915 - 1982)

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