Sir Harry photographed with Martyn Brabbins

I had the pleasure of interviewing Sir Harry at least three times, convivial and treasured occasions, and exchanging “hellos” at concerts. The last time our paths crossed was at a memorial event for Peter Maxwell Davies (St John’s Smith Square, London). He came over, said hello, and asked “do you know where the lavatory is?” I pointed him in the right direction and was glad to be able to help. Very sorry that he’s left us.

UK premiere of Deep Time (2016). Staatskapelle Berlin/Daniel Barenboim @ BBC Proms 2017.

Harrison Birtwistle’s The Triumph of Time – Pierre Boulez’s recording for Argo (released in 1975) conducting the BBC Symphony Orchestra.