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The Rise of the Concerto and the Fall of the Symphony in Britain

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« on: November 18, 2012, 01:12:21 am »

I think that there is certainly something in what you say, but it might be worth bearing in mind that many many composers wait until the age of forty of fifty before writing a symphony, so until they are sixty it is unlikely that we are going to be able to spot them as symphonists. Elgar and Havergal Brian were over fifty before they wrote their first real symphonies; Bax and Vaughan Williams were completely against the notion of writing symphonies when they were young, yet ended up writing a large number. So there may be grounds for hope.
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