Barry Humphries’s Desert Island Discs, 2009.

Barry Humphries’s Desert Island Discs, 2009.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/b00khkxy This was Humphries’s second appearance on DID. On the first, with Roy Plomley, currently unavailable, his choice of records included novelty numbers and also Percy Grainger’s Shallow Brown and Honegger’s...
MISSING from BBC Proms 2023 – despite his turning 80 this year, there is nothing from Robin Holloway’s output during this Proms season. So, here’s the premiere, from BBC Proms 2000, of Holloway’s Symphony; BBCSO/Donald Runnicles; Royal Albert Hall, London.

MISSING from BBC Proms 2023 – despite his turning 80 this year, there is nothing from Robin Holloway’s output during this Proms season. So, here’s the premiere, from BBC Proms 2000, of Holloway’s Symphony; BBCSO/Donald Runnicles; Royal Albert Hall, London.

Rest of concert, Act III of Die Walküre. Also posted, http://www.colinscolumn.com/robin-holloways-fourth-concerto-for-orchestra-opus-101-the-incomplete-world-premiere-given-by-san-francisco-symphony-michael-tilson-thomas-on-1-february-2007/, and...
MISSING from BBC Proms 2023 – despite his turning 80 this year, there is nothing from Brian Ferneyhough’s output during this Proms season. So, here’s Ferneyhough’s La terre est un homme; BBCSO/Martyn Brabbins; February 26, 2011; Barbican Hall, London; released by NMC.

MISSING from BBC Proms 2023 – despite his turning 80 this year, there is nothing from Brian Ferneyhough’s output during this Proms season. So, here’s Ferneyhough’s La terre est un homme; BBCSO/Martyn Brabbins; February 26, 2011; Barbican Hall, London; released by NMC.

The London premiere of Ferneyhough’s La terre est un homme was given by Claudio Abbado and the LSO, 1979, followed by Brahms’s Piano Concerto No.1 (Krystian Zimerman) and Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony. ANNOUNCEMENT: BBC PROMS...
MISSING from BBC Proms 2023 – despite his turning 75 this year, there is nothing from Michael Berkeley’s output during this Proms season. So, here’s the American premiere, undated, of Berkeley’s Gregorian Variations; Pittsburgh Symphony/André Previn.

MISSING from BBC Proms 2023 – despite his turning 75 this year, there is nothing from Michael Berkeley’s output during this Proms season. So, here’s the American premiere, undated, of Berkeley’s Gregorian Variations; Pittsburgh Symphony/André Previn.

Commissioned by the Philharmonia Orchestra, Previn conducted the world premiere of Gregorian Variations in April 1982, Royal Festival Hall. Rest of concert: Strauss’s Four Last Songs (Margaret Price) & Vaughan Williams’s A London Symphony....