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Malcolm Lipkin (1932-2017) has died


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« on: June 06, 2017, 04:24:21 pm »

I have just heard of the death of the distinguished British composer Malcolm Lipkin at the age of 85. At least Lipkin lived long enough to see his three symphonies issued on cd by Lyrita. 

Lipkin's death removes another British symphonist. There are few left now. David Ellis (1933-) has three and David Matthews (1943-) has eight to his name. Of a younger generation there is Sir James Macmillan (1959-) with four and John Pickard (1963-) with five.

With the deaths of Jiri Belohlavek and Sir Jeffrey Tate this has not been a good week for classical music Sad
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« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2017, 02:13:05 am »

I have just heard of the death of the distinguished British composer Malcolm Lipkin at the age of 85. At least Lipkin lived long enough to see his three symphonies issued on cd by Lyrita. 

Lipkin's death removes another British symphonist. There are few left now. David Ellis (1933-) has three and David Matthews (1943-) has eight to his name. Of a younger generation there is Sir James Macmillan (1959-) with four and John Pickard (1963-) with five.

With the deaths of Jiri Belohlavek and Sir Jeffrey Tate this has not been a good week for classical music Sad

Sad news.  Remember David Matthews has nine to his name.  Don't want to rob him of one.  Tongue
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« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2017, 08:31:54 am »

Don't forget Derek Bourgeois with, at the last count, 114 symphonies to his name. Four composed last year, only one this year so far.
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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2017, 06:07:47 pm »

I have just heard of the death of the distinguished British composer Malcolm Lipkin at the age of 85. At least Lipkin lived long enough to see his three symphonies issued on cd by Lyrita. 

Lipkin's death removes another British symphonist. There are few left now. David Ellis (1933-) has three and David Matthews (1943-) has eight to his name. Of a younger generation there is Sir James Macmillan (1959-) with four and John Pickard (1963-) with five.

With the deaths of Jiri Belohlavek and Sir Jeffrey Tate this has not been a good week for classical music Sad

Sad news.  Remember David Matthews has nine to his name.  Don't want to rob him of one.  Tongue

My apologies to David Matthews  He has indeed written nine symphonies. Symphony No.9 was apparently written in 2016, is the composer's op.140, lasts for around 25 minutes and is published by Faber (although I cannot find it on Faber's website). The symphony has not yet been performed but is scheduled for a premiere during 2018 by the English Symphony Orchestra under Kenneth Woods.

Matthews's Symphony No.8 is due to be recorded for Chandos by the BBC Phlharmonic Orchestra under Jac van Steen (coupled with "A Vision of the Sea" and "Toward Sunrise") "sometime in 2017".
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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2017, 06:11:59 pm »

Don't forget Derek Bourgeois with, at the last count, 114 symphonies to his name. Four composed last year, only one this year so far.

I never know how to comment on Derek Bourgeois Roll Eyes In any realistic or manageable list of British symphonies can or should one include his vast output?
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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2017, 08:15:54 am »

Don't forget Derek Bourgeois with, at the last count, 114 symphonies to his name. Four composed last year, only one this year so far.

I never know how to comment on Derek Bourgeois Roll Eyes In any realistic or manageable list of British symphonies can or should one include his vast output?

I don't see why not. They are perfectly good symphonic works, slightly reminiscent of Malcolm Arnold. It would be very odd to exclude him just for being prolific.
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« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2017, 12:39:43 pm »

I've got to agree with Gauk here! Roll Eyes Grin Why not?!! About time someone issued a recording of his Wine Symphony,too! Sad
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« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2017, 06:54:10 am »

Btw, does anyone know if Butterworth's 7th symphony has been performed?
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« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2017, 09:31:23 pm »

Butterworth's 7th Symphony was premiered in Huddersfield in 2012, I was there!
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« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2017, 11:58:55 pm »

Hope it'll be recorded then!!

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