Composers and Works Composed for the Festivals
Many composers wrote works especially for the Festivals and came to Birmingham to conduct them. Other works received their first performance in the UK at the Festivals. A list of these works can be found under the “First Performances” section.
There are too many composers who wrote works for the Festivals to write about individually so I have restricted this section to major composers who either wrote works for the Festivals or came to Birmingham to conduct their own works.
I have included some brief details about the relationship the following composers had with the festivals: