In 2014, the respective composers’ eightieth-birthday year, Tom Service met Sirs Harrison Birtwistle (pictured right) & Peter Maxwell Davies for a fascinating and revealing conversation, just now rebroadcast on BBC Radio 3 (11.45 a.m. on Saturday May 30, and available to listen to for a further thirty days). Sadly, Max left us in 2016, whereas Harry continues to create, I hope. This three-way discussion is well-worth catching, for numerous Insights, even if it’s not for the first time: Music Matters indeed.