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 Presto Music Podcast, Episode 14: The Music of Malcolm Arnold with Piers Burton-Page

Piers Burton-PageWe are delighted to be joined by Piers Burton-Page, president of the Malcolm Arnold Society and author of Philharmonic Concerto: Life and Music of Malcolm Arnold (the first published biography of this complex character) to celebrate the life and work of one of the most distinctive British composers of the twentieth century. Piers has picked nine pieces by Arnold to give an overview of a diverse compositional career that included symphonies, orchestral dances, concertos and chamber works, as well as film music (including the Oscar-winning score to David Lean's The Bridge on the River Kwai).

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The Malcolm Arnold biography mentioned in the show

The Life and Music of Britain's most misunderstood composer

Anthony Meredith and Paul Harris

Available Format: Book

The music discussed in this episode:

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Kathy Jones (principal vacuum cleaner), Helena Miles (sub principal vacuum cleaner), Chris Hoyle (section vacuum cleaner), Fiona Macintosh (principal floor polisher) BBC Philharmonic, Rumon Gamba

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London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Hickox

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Mark Wilde, Ed Lyon, Fiona Kimm, Graeme Broadbent, Catherine Carby, Eleanor Dennis BBC Concert Orchestra, John Andrews

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Eduardo Fernandez, Philip Jones Brass Ensemble English Chamber Orchestra, London Philharmonic, Barry Wordsworth, Sir Adrian Boult, Howard Snell

Available Formats: Presto CD, MP3, FLAC

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Malcolm Arnold

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Dallas Wind Symphony, Jerry Junkin

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC

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Julian Lloyd Webber (cello), John McCabe (piano)

Available Format: Presto CD