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7 items from 2011


Anthony Burgess archive reveals vast body of previously unseen work

19 November 2011 5:43 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Gifted by the author's widow, the resource includes a great deal of music writing, as well as new literary gems

A greatly expanded slang lexicon for the delinquent droogs of the novel A Clockwork Orange has been unearthed in a vast archive of the work and life of Anthony Burgess held in Manchester, alongside the libretto and score of an unseen opera about Leon Trotsky, and the script for an unmade TV series about Attila the Hun.

In preparation for next year's 50th anniversary of his notorious novel, one of the most controversial modern works in the English language, the small team at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation have been working to organise and catalogue hundreds of papers, letters and original compositions, ready for an influx of international visitors.

The extraordinary resource, which has been left to the foundation by Burgess's widow Liana, is newly housed in a renovated building »

- Vanessa Thorpe

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Anniversaries: Underrated English Composer Edmund Rubbra Born 110 Years Ago

23 May 2011 5:25 PM, PDT | www.culturecatch.com | See recent CultureCatch news »

BBC National Orchestra of Wales/Richard Hickox Edmund Rubbra: Complete Symphonies (Chandos)

Edmund Rubbra (May 23, 1901 - February 14, 1986) was an English composer much admired by some connoisseurs in his native country, but not much recorded even there and rarely heard overseas. His teachers included Cyril Scott, Gustav Holst, Ralph Vaughan Williams, John Ireland, and Eugene Goosens. Rubbra wrote much excellent chamber and choral music, but as is so often the case, his reputation seems most closely linked to his symphonies, and they certainly reward attention. From much commentary that exists about these works, especially the first four, the neophyte might expect pedantic grayness, but I think that's unfair.

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- SteveHoltje

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Letter: Modest aims of Holst museum

27 April 2011 4:05 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Those of us engaged with the Holst Birthplace Museum are delighted that Tony Palmer has made such a splendid film about the life and music of Gustav Holst (The inner orbit of Gustav Holst, Film & Music, 22 April). The film accords with one of the prime purposes of this museum, which is to create a greater awareness of the man and the extensive range and beauty of his compositions. Holst's music deserves to be much better known and the new film illustrates this amply.

We are less pleased with the derogatory comments about this museum which are made in the article. With much less space and less funding it is inevitable that there are limitations compared with those museums which are much more generously endowed, but this does not mean that all that is offered is "twaddle", as suggested, or that spurious claims are made about its contents. On the contrary »

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Letter: Modest aims of Holst museum

27 April 2011 4:05 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Those of us engaged with the Holst Birthplace Museum are delighted that Tony Palmer has made such a splendid film about the life and music of Gustav Holst (The inner orbit of Gustav Holst, Film & Music, 22 April). The film accords with one of the prime purposes of this museum, which is to create a greater awareness of the man and the extensive range and beauty of his compositions. Holst's music deserves to be much better known and the new film illustrates this amply.

We are less pleased with the derogatory comments about this museum which are made in the article. With much less space and less funding it is inevitable that there are limitations compared with those museums which are much more generously endowed, but this does not mean that all that is offered is "twaddle", as suggested, or that spurious claims are made about its contents. On the contrary »

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The inner orbit of Gustav Holst

21 April 2011 4:05 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Did a folksong-loving teacher really just happen to write England's most famous classical work? Film-maker Tony Palmer questions the myth of the author of The Planets

Making a film – any film – is a journey of exploration. If you knew at the beginning what you know at the end, why bother to make the film? This is one of the reasons I am often spurned by commissioning editors: I begin with no script, certainly no "agenda" (their favourite word), and no schedule. Not much of a budget either, come to think of it.

It was 40 years ago, while filming Benjamin Britten, that I first thought of making a film about Gustav Holst. I had noticed a photograph of the young Holst in Britten's music room, and asked him why. He told me, "I owe him more than I can tell you." Which was odd, because you almost never heard the name »

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The inner orbit of Gustav Holst

21 April 2011 4:05 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Did a folksong-loving teacher really just happen to write England's most famous classical work? Film-maker Tony Palmer questions the myth of the author of The Planets

Making a film – any film – is a journey of exploration. If you knew at the beginning what you know at the end, why bother to make the film? This is one of the reasons I am often spurned by commissioning editors: I begin with no script, certainly no "agenda" (their favourite word), and no schedule. Not much of a budget either, come to think of it.

It was 40 years ago, while filming Benjamin Britten, that I first thought of making a film about Gustav Holst. I had noticed a photograph of the young Holst in Britten's music room, and asked him why. He told me, "I owe him more than I can tell you." Which was odd, because you almost never heard the name »

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5 Browns Quintet Perform in Wake of Dad's Sex Abuse Revelations

26 February 2011 9:50 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The 5 Browns did not hint at the scandal that has rocked the family, during the group's concert on Friday - their first performance since their father pled guilty earlier this month to molesting his three daughters. The 5 Browns - a talented piano group made up of siblings Ryan, Melody, Gregory, Deondra and Desirae - kept the crowd of several hundred fans in Beaver Creek, Colo., focused on their remarkable musical prowess and kept their words confined to their music during a public rehearsal, a meet-and-greet with piano students and the live performance Friday night. They took the stage at the »

- AJ Vicens

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