He was conductor for his ballet, "Ondine," in a Royal Ballet production at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London, England with Margot Fonteyn, Michael Somes, Julia Farron, Alexander Grant, Leslie Edwards, Monica Mason, Deirdre Dixon, Vyvyan Lorrayne, Deanne Bergsma, Desmond Doyle, Ronald Hynd, Gary Burne, Derek Rencher...
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I realized I could get people to listen to me - to make them laugh or cry or be happy or angry. This was a decisive experience - music as a means of communication.
He was one of the most influential composers of the late 20th century. He wrote 10 symphonies and several works for musical theatre. He was noted for his many operas and ballets, and for his commitment to political art.