chamber music -
'... potent, consuming, thematically cogent and burning with zeal.'
Gerard Schurmann, born of Dutch parents in the former Dutch East Indies, left his home at an early age and grew up in England.
As a twenty-one-year-old he combined work as a concert pianist with a job as acting Cultural Attaché at the Netherlands Embassy in London. Subsequently Eduard van Beinum helped him secure a position as resident orchestral conductor with Dutch Radio in Hilversum. At the end of the Hilversum contract he returned to England, determined to work at composing and limiting his conducting to guest appearances...
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