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Philip Arnold Heseltine (Peter Warlock)

(1894-1930), Music scholar and composer

Sitter associated with 5 portraits
Composer (as Peter Warlock) and writer on music (as Philip Heseltine); received little formal training in music, but was greatly influenced in his compositions by Frederick Delius and Bernard van Dieren. Regarded pre-eminently as a composer of songs, including works such as the Corpus Christi carol (1919) and the song cycle The Curlew (1922); also a pioneer in the revival of 16th and 17th century music. A fearless and outspoken critic, he was the founder and editor of a musical journal The Sackbut (1920-1); the author of Frederick Delius (1923) and co-author with Cecil Gray of Carlo Gesualdo, Musician and Murderer (1926).

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Hasan Shahid Suhrawardy; Philip Arnold Heseltine (Peter Warlock); D.H. Lawrence, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax140425

Hasan Shahid Suhrawardy; Philip Arnold Heseltine (Peter Warlock); D.H. Lawrence

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 29 November 1915
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG Ax140425

Unknown man, formerly known as Peter Warlock, by Unknown photographer - NPG x135630

Unknown man, formerly known as Peter Warlock

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, late 1920s
NPG x135630

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