John McCabe (1939-2015) died seven years ago on this date, aged 75. As a tribute here are broadcast performances of his Fourth Symphony, Cello Concerto, and The Chagall Windows. [Plus Haydn.]

John McCabe (1939-2015) died seven years ago on this date, aged 75. As a tribute here are broadcast performances of his Fourth Symphony, Cello Concerto, and The Chagall Windows. [Plus Haydn.]

Anything following that is written within quotation marks is from Monica, John’s widow, and with thanks to her for research assistance. John McCabe passed away at “roughly ten past midnight, so I suppose it counts as 14th February, just. I had promised him a...
Conductor-composers/4: Paul Kletzki (1900-73) conducts the ‘Eroica’ Symphony with the Czech Philharmonic (1968, part of their Beethoven cycle for Supraphon); and Thomas Sanderling conducts Kletzki’s own Third Symphony (‘In memoriam’; 1939) with Norköpping SO, recorded by Bis, released 2004.

Conductor-composers/4: Paul Kletzki (1900-73) conducts the ‘Eroica’ Symphony with the Czech Philharmonic (1968, part of their Beethoven cycle for Supraphon); and Thomas Sanderling conducts Kletzki’s own Third Symphony (‘In memoriam’; 1939) with Norköpping SO, recorded by Bis, released 2004.

Continuing the series that so far includes Kubelík, http://www.colinscolumn.com/conductor-composers-3-rafael-kubelik-1914-96-conducts-his-symphony-in-one-movement-1974-with-sic-cologne-radio-orchestra-audio-only/, Klemperer,...
The Last of the McHancocks.

The Last of the McHancocks.

The above picture includes scriptwriters Galton & Simpson Today’s Radio 4 Extra Hancock episode (from February 1957) finds Tony inheriting a Scottish castle (Glen Sporran), making an enemy, and involved in a wacky version of the Highland Games. The usual...