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FRANKEL, Benjamin
b London, 31 January 19004
d London, 12 February 1973, aged sixty-seven

He took up the violin at an early age. He was apprenticed as a watchmaker, but between the wars played jazz fiddle in clubs, worked on arrangements and wrote film music. He became prominent after World War II.

1939 (33)

Elégie Juive, for cello and piano

1942 (36)

Youth Music, for string orchestra

1944 (38)

String Trio No 1

Trio for clarinet, cello and piano

Sonata No 1 for solo violin

String Quartet No 1

1945 (39)

String Quartet No 2

1946 (40)

Novelette, for violin and piano

Pieces for Geraldine, for piano

1947 (41)

String Quartet No 3

The Aftermath, for tenor, trumpet, timpani and strings

Sonatina Leggiera, for piano

1948 (42)

Early Morning Music, for oboe, clarinet and bassoon

String Quartet No 4

1949 (43)

May Day, overture

1950 (44)

Three Poems, for cello and piano

1951 (45)

Concerto for violin and orchestra

Mephistopheles' Serenade and Dance, for orchestra

1953 (47)

Concertante Lirico, for string orchestra

Piano Quartet

1959 (53)

Bagatelles for eleven instruments

Eight Songs for medium voice and piano

1960 (54)

Messa Stromentale, orchestral mass without words

1961 (55)

Serenata Concertante, for piano trio and orchestra

1962 (56)

Symphony No 2

Sonata No 2 for solo violin

1964 (58)

Symphony No 3

Pezzi Pianissimi, for clarinet, cello and piano

1965 (59)

String Quartet No 5

Catalogue of Incidents from Romeo and Juliet, for orchestra

1966 (60)

Symphony No 4

1967 (61)

Concerto for viola and orchestra

Symphony No 5

1968 (62)

Konzert fur Jungendpublikant, for orchestra

1969 (63)

Symphony No 6

Symphony No 7

1970 (64)

Overture to a Ceremony, for orchestra

1972 (66)

Symphony No 8

Pezzi Melodici, for orchestra

1972-3 (67)

Marching Song, opera

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