Elisabeth Lutyens(1906-1983), Composer and musician; daughter of Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens
(Agnes) Elisabeth Lutyens
Sitter in 11 portraits
Lutyens studied viola and composition at the Royal College of Music (1926-30), where many of her early compositions were performed. She later produced music for the stage, film and radio, as well as chamber and orchestral works. She is credited with bringing the serial technique, pioneered by the Austrian Arnold Schoenberg, to British music. Among her best known works is a setting of Rimbaud's poem, O Saisons, O Châteaux (1947), for soprano and strings.