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Beckus Newsletter No 129 – Summer 2023

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Beckus 129
Beckus 129

The contents:

Malcolm Arnold Festival 2023

Society Lunch

Recent performances:

  • Organ Concerto in Leicester
  • String Quartet No.2 in Sussex
  • Padstow Lifeboat in Norfolk
  • Three Arnold concertos in Farnham
  • Fourth Symphony in King’s Lynn

Sheldon Bair’s ‘The Homefront 1944’

Guitar Serenade in New York

Cory Band CD

Musical Opinion: Malcolm Arnold – an Original Symphonist

Arnold Essay Prize 2023

Spellbound by Freddy Naftel

Trianon Music Group

Brass band CD update

Malcolm Arnold, Ruth Gipps and the RCM

Movie Magic with Tim Burden and Neil Brand

Harry Belafonte

Rick Stein’s Cornwall

Performance Diary

Yet the composition which resonates most with me … is the Four Cornish Dances, which have provided a classical theme for this county of ours.

Rick Stein

The Cornish Dances are only ten minutes long, but for me, they’re the greatest piece of classical music that’s ever been written, inspired by Cornwall. Nothing beats them

Petroc Trelawny