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Beckus Newsletter Archive 02

Beckus Newsletters No 024 – 038 Spring 1997 to Winter 2000

Issue 39 Winter 2000

  • Arnold Festival Report: Philip Wood
  • Phillip Dyson writes about the Stolen Face Ballade
  • TV Chef joins the Society
  • Letters

Issue 38 Autumn 2000

  • First Arnold Festival in Northampton previewed
  • Members letters
  • More recording news
  • CD offer from Chandos

Issue 37 Summer 2000

  • Live performance reviews: 4th symphony (UK); 9th Symphony (American premiere)
  • The Name Game – Paul Jackson makes an analytical discovery
  • Me and Malcolm Arnold. Arnold’s librettist remembers
  • Malcolm Arnold Festival arranged for his home town of Northampton

Issue 36 Spring 2000

  • New Bostock CD reviewed
  • Member’s Letters
  • World wide performance diary
  • CD and Huddersfield Concert Ticket offers

Issue 35 Winter 1999

  • Bostock Interviewed
  • The Slaithwaite Review
  • Why am I a member of the Society
  • English Enigma part 2
  • CD offer

Issue 34 Autumn 1999

  • Pimlico Dictionary of 20th Century Music under scrutiny
  • An American Essay Part 1 from Robert R Reilly
  • 9th Symphony to receive American Premiere
  • CD offer

Issue 33 Summer 1999

  • The Slaithwaite Philharmonic announce their concert Season (incl. Arnold: Clarinet Concerto No. 2 & Symphony No. 4
  • John Huntley talks about Arnold’s Film Music
  • Paul Serotsky’s view of the John Field Fantasy
  • Arnold’s David Copperfield and new CDs

Issue 32 Spring 1999

  • Little Suite – Large Orchestra: Simon Rattle beats world record for the largest orchestra
  • Portrait of Diana Hirst
  • American correspondence on new Conifer CD
  • Massachusetts member seeks contact with other members

Issue 31 Winter 1998

  • Christmas at Craigmore
  • Diana Hirst – New representative for Sir Malcolm
  • A Floral Garland in Northamptonshire
  • The Arethusa Ensemble performances
  • A look at Tam O’Shanter on CD

Issue 30 Autumn 1998

  • A Festival of British Music: proposals from Richard Hickox
  • Nulli Secundus: Kneller Hall revisited
  • The Arnold- Lean Trilogy Part 3: The Bridge on the River Kwai by Christopher Richie
  • CD special offers to members

Issue 29 Summer 1998

  • The Slaithwaite Tales (or The Night is ended but the melody lingers on)
    notes on the concert given by the Slaithwaite Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Andrew Penny (conductor) joins the Society
  • Recording notes including Andrew Penny’s recording of the fourth symphony

Issue 28 Spring 1997

  • Conferment Day at the Royal Northern College of Music
  • Julian Bliss (aged 8)
  • The Arnold- Lean Trilogy Part 2: Hobson’s Choice by Christopher Richie
  • Concerto for Pop Group and Orchestra – Postscript by Vincent Budd

Issue 27 Winter 1997

  • Modulation: John Kehoe takes over from Stan Hibbert
  • The ‘Arnold Awards’
  • The Arnold-Lean Trilogy Part 1 by Christopher Richie
  • Malcolm Arnold and Jon Lord Part 2 Enter Malcolm Arnold by Vincent Budd

Issue 26 Autumn 1997

  • Surf with Arnold Arnold on the World Wide Web
  • Malcolm Arnold and Jon Lord: “Concerto for Group and Orchestra “and “Gemini Suite” by Vincent Budd
  • BBC Proms snub Arnold Again Editorial Comment
  • Recorded Music by Philip Goodall
  • STOP PRESS: Stan Hibbert has retired as Sir Malcolm’s personal representative. His place is taken by John Kehoe

Issue 25 Summer 1997

  • The Rehearsal Orchestra and Sir Malcolm’s Fifth symphony
  • Children’s Suite Opus 36 by Denis Bloodworth
  • A portrait of obsessive revenge: The concluding part of Paul Jackson’s look at Arnold’s ballet music
  • Philip Goodall – the Society’s new recording consultant

Issue 24 Spring 1997

  • An Arnold Premiere – almost! by Piers Burton-Page
  • Arnold’s happiest collaboration: the third part of Paul Jackson’s look at Arnold’s ballet music
  • Stan’s Master of the Queen’s Gala Music – Peterloo at the opening of Bridgewater Hall
  • Arnold Celebration ’96 some reflections by Stan Hibbert