Havergal Brian - 1876 - 1972 British Composer , Journalist. In the early part of his life at different times played the organ, violin and cello until he turned to composing.
Compositions - include 32 symphonies , 5 operas, concerto for orchestra, cello concerto and violin concerto, choral works and many songs. Brian's compositions date from 1892 to 1968. Brian's journalism dates from around 1904 and finishes in 1949. Although this tended to be interrupted by more menial jobs when such work was hard to find.
"The search for the unknown is the ambition of every composer of genius." Havergal Brian