Robert Bruce (Scottish composer)

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Robert Bruce, age 21, 1936, by William Bruce Ellis Ranken

Robert Bruce was born on August 17, 1915 in Inverkeilor, a village and parish in Angus, Scotland.[1]

In 1935 he enrolled at University of Edinburgh. His professor was Donald Tovey, a British musical analyst, musicologist, writer on music, composer, conductor and pianist. Bruce graduated in 1938. He then studied with Julius Röntgen, a German-Dutch composer of classical music, in Amsterdam.

After WWII he became a professor of music at Cardiff University until 1977.

His major composition is Symphony in B flat.

Robert Bruce died on August 13, 2012.

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  1. ^ "Scottish Composers", Scottish Composers, accessed 30 April 2017