27th September 1879
31st December 1970
Cyril Meir Scott was an English composer, writer, and poet. He was born in Oxford, Chesire, and from an early age showed a talent for music. he was sent to the Hoch Conservatory in Germany to study piano at age 12. He studied with Iwan Knorr and belonged to the Frankfurt Group, a circle of composers who studied at the Hoch Conservatory in the late 1890s. His first symphony was performed when he was twenty years old. He had a long artistic association with pianist Evelyn Suart, with whom he had a long artistic association. Despite a general lack of appreciation for his work, he continued to compose up until the last three weeks of his life, dying at the age of 91. By the time of his death he was remembered for only a few popular pieces (such as Lotus Land) that he had composed over sixty years before. The first decade of the new millennium saw a revival of interest in his music.