Walter Swanson

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Walter Swanson (19**-) was a musician, composer and conductor.


Born in London, he came to South Africa in his early twenties on his appointment as Assistant Conductor of the Municipal Orchestra, Cape Town. He was Staff Conductor for the SABC for over ten years and his work as Musical Director includes variety shows, Opera and Symphony Concerts.

He wrote the music for a number of children's operettas including The Mill of Youth (with librettist Archibald J.A. Wilson‎‎) and Rip van Winkle (with librettist Jac J. Brits) in 1984.


The Beggar's Opera theatre programme, 1965.

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