Sunday, September 24, 2006

Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006)

... the British composer Sir Malcom Arnold has died. Here is the Telegraph obituary and here is the Times of London's. Those of us who grew up in the '50s remember him for the score he wrote for David Lean's film The Bridge on the River Kwai (for which Arnold won an Academy Award). But his nine symphonies, in my view, are among the great symphonic series of all time.

I just listened to the last movements of his first two symphonies. Simply wonderful. Here is Official Website.

I don't feel like blogging anymore just now.

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