October 01, 2006

I must mark the passing of Sir Malcolm Arnold, who died recently.
Who he? A great British composer, individualist creator of both popular film scores (he's most famous for Bridge on the River Kwai) and classical works accessible, profound, surprising and compelling.

My personal favourites - many of his 9 symphonies, the guitar concerto, Comedy Suite (Exploits for orchestra) from the Belles of St Trinians film score, and the various sets of dances.

Two more links > All Music Guide, and the Official website.


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