Edward Johnson writes… “Thanks for the links Colin. I’ve enjoyed listening to Leonard discussing AAIP [see below] and it reminded me of an old Melodiya LP in my collection in which the piece was conducted by Svetlanov and recorded “live” in Moscow in 1980. Suffice to say you’ve never heard a performance of the work like it! … If you fancy adding it to the Column, and undoubtedly raising quite a few eyebrows in the process, here’s the link to someone’s visual recording of the LP.”

“And try singing ‘Bess, You is My Woman Now’ to this…”