Idris Lewis 1889-1952

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When Idris Lewis was sixteen years old, he earned a scholarship at the Royal College of Music in London and from there went on to have a prolific career which led him (via a recital tour of India and the Far East) eventually to London. After some years, he became an arranger of film music and finally, in 1936 until his death in 1952, he held the post of musical director of ‘the Welsh region’ for the BBC. He continued to arrange a significant amount of music for broadcasts during this time and was instrumental in ensuring regular broadcasts of concerts from Cardiff.

 

The scores of his that were formerly owned by the BBC, and held for years at Tŷ Cerdd, made their way last year to the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth for their continued preservation.

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