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Lionel Harrison
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« Reply #555 on: September 14, 2021, 07:56:56 pm »

Albion describes the string orchestra genre as 'difficult' and so it is but SC-T, as a violinist and as a conductor of string ensembles knew exactly how to write for the medium to maximum effect. As Albion also wrote, "Parry's writing for strings is second to none, neither Dvorak nor Tchaikovsky". I'd put SC-T's writing for strings in the same class. But then I would, wouldn't I?  Wink

Indeed you would! And bless you for championing such a magnificent composer as S C-T. I hope you enjoy the recording...


He's got a good showing in BIMA. The archive is nearly up to mediafire capacity now, so there'd better be no more bloody broadcasts of wonderful music (as if)...



Championing the music of SC-T has been one of the great joys of my life. He is, as you so rightly say, a magnifcent composer who seems finally to be regaining his rightful place in the Pantheon.

I suppose an exploding orange makes a change from a burst fillet! Wink
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