- Title: A Composer in Africa: Essays on the Life and Work by Stefans Grové
- Author/s: S Muller & C Walton.
- Publisher: Sun Media
- Country of Origin: South Africa
- ISBN: 9781920109048
Stefans Grové (1922-2014), regarded by many as Africa’s greatest composer, possesses one of the most distinctive compositional voices of our time. He studied in Cape Town under Erik Chisholm before becoming the first South African to be awarded a Fulbright Scholarship.
He took his Master’s at Harvard under Walter Piston, attended Aaron Copland’s composition class at the Tanglewood Summer School, and subsequently taught for over a decade at the renowned Peabody Institute in Baltimore before returning to his African roots in the early 1970s