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There are many undeservedly neglected male composers. This small selection represents a few more in which Trubcher Publishing has taken a particular interest:



Philip Cipriani Hambly Potter
(1792 - 1871)

Cipriani PotterHe was an influential English composer and teacher who was born in London and worked at the Royal Academy of Music for 25 years, first as a piano teacher and then as The Principal.
He began his own studies in England with composers including Attwood, Callcott & Crotch. Then he went to Vienna for a short time where he met Beethoven who described Potter as "a good fellow with talent for composition". Back in England, Potter introduced London audiences to the piano concerti of Beethoven by performing them with the Philharmonic Society (later the Royal Philharmonic Society) which his father, a viola player, had helped to found in 1813. As a pianist he was best known for his performances of Mozart and Beethoven and for his ability as a teacher. Although he hoped to be remembered for his symphonies, Potter is best known as a link in the chain of English composers and for his influence on younger men such as William Sterndale Bennett.
Cipriani was his godmother's name - she was the sister of the painter Giovanni Cipriani.


Alfred Bruneau
(1857 - 1934)
Alfred BruneauHe learnt to play the cello so as to take part in chamber music with his parents and by the age of 15 he was studying at the Paris Conservatoire where he carried off the first prize for his playing. In his twenties he played professionally with the Pasdeloup Orchestra whilst at the same time studying composition with Massenet (about whom he would later write a book). Bruneau’s reputation is founded on his several operas which generally have class conflict and political stories. He enjoyed a highly successful collaboration with the writer Emile Zola who supplied him with librettos but this relationship also was to have a detrimental effect on Bruneau’s career. Because of his and Zola’s support of Dreyfus during the trial., his opera Messidor was banned. Trübcher Publishing has issued a new edition of the Romance for flute and piano. More works are planned for the future.

Theophile Ysaye
(1865 -1918)
Theo YsayeTheophile was a pianist and was made a professor of piano aged just 24 years. For a few years he was the piano accompanist for his brother, the famous violinist Eugene Ysaye. Perhaps Theo’s name would have been as famous if he had not always not suffered from poor health. He was forced to give up the recital tours with his brother because he found them too exhausting, and so it is as a teacher that he now is largely remembered.
As a composer, he studied in Liege and Paris but although he came under the influence of the Franck school, his music shows a strong leaning towards Impressionism. Trübcher Publishing will be releasing a new edition of his Symphony in F minor (1904)

Cyril Rootham
1875 – 1938

Cyril Rootham
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