Stephen Dodgson (1924-2013)
The british composer, Stephen Dodgson was born in London in 1924. He received his training at the Royal College of Music, and himself taught there for many years until 1982, when he left in order to devote more time to his own work. In 1949/50 he was in Italy with a travelling scholarship. On return he taught in schools, lectured in adult colleges, and began to establish a name as a composer. At the same time his frequent broadcast reviews for BBC brought him to wider public attention. As composer, his work covers a wide spectrum.