Walter Beckett

1914- ; b. Dublin; musician and music critic of The Irish Times, 1946-52; works include “Symphonic Suite in Three Movements”; “Irish Rhapsody for Symphony Orchestra”; “Suite of Planxties”; “Goldenhair”, song cycle to words by James Joyce; “The Falaingin Dances”, for symphony orch.; “Four Higgins Songs”, and a String quartet; also writings on Liszt (Dent), First Harmony Course; and Ballet Music, with Humphrey Searle; member of Aosdána. AOS