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Beckus Newsletter Archive 03

Beckus Newsletters No 039 – 055 Spring 2001 to Winter 2004

Issue 55 Winter 2004

  • Arnold Renascent? A personal view of the Study Day by John Pearce
  • Malcolm Arnold – Rogue Genius: review by Philip Wood
  • 24-9-04 – LPO/Vernon Handley review by Günther Kögebehn
  • The Film – readers’ views
  • Sir Malcolm Arnold’s String Quartet in performance and on tour by David Angel

Issue 54 Autumn 2004

  • The Concert and Film September 24th 2004
  • Alla Marcia: Arnold and the Quickstep
  • The Battle of Britain – A Film Score Odyssey
  • DVD update

Issue 53 Summer 2004

  • First Person Singular – Julian Lloyd Webber
  • The New Biography by Anthony Meredith and Paul Harris
  • Celebration Concert to launch the New Biography
  • Arnold does Southend

Issue 52 Spring 2004

  • The Arnold Ensemble
  • Celebration: Malcolm and Anthony are reunited
  • Sixty Years Tacet – the recently discovered Wind Quintet
  • Writing Music for Films (Dr Malcolm Arnold – 1970)
  • Society Polo Shirts

Issue 51 Winter 2003

  • Editorial – Heartbreak
  • Sir Malcolm receives Honorary Doctorate
  • In His Own Words
  • Documentaries at the Imperial War Museum
  • A Song of Accounting Periods

Issue 50 Autumn 2003

  • Sir Malcolm recovering from a chest infection.
  • A new file about Sir Malcolm will open the 2004 season of the South Bank Show
  • During October the Imperial War Museum will be showing a series of Documentaries with music by Arnold to coindide with his 82nd birthday
  • The premiere of the revised Cello Concerto

Issue 49 Summer 2003

  • The Malcolm Arnold Society is delighted to welcome Richard Hickox CBE as its new Patron
  • Surprised by Beauty. Arnold features in a book by Robert R Reilly
  • A Tale of Two Ditties. Tracking down the Robert Burns tune in the second Scottish Dance
  • A Day with Sir Malcolm Arnold by Edward W Clark
  • Sir Malcolm in Texas for the Arnold Texas Fiesta

Issue 48 Spring 2003

  • The death of Lady Hilary Groves.
  • Lost and Found- The remarkable story of Malcolm Arnold’s Wind Quintet Paul Harris
  • An Ebullient Young Man a personal recollection by Arthur Butterworth MBE
  • A Welcome Addition – review of Paul Jackson’s new biography “The Brilliant and the Dark” By Phillip Wood
  • Sir Malcolm Arnold in San Antonio A Musical Fiesta
  • Investigating Arnold’s songs and arias.

Issue 47 Winter 2002

  • The Hunt for Purple Dust by Alan Poulton – the hunt for missing scores
  • Sorry Vaughan Williams, Sorry all the Rest – the scarcity of performances of British Music
  • Fantasy on a Theme of John Field (1975) Opus 116 – extract from Paul Jackson’s new biography “The Brilliant and the Dark”
  • Just listen to the Bloody Music Sir Malcolm and Paul Serotsky

Issue 46 Autumn 2002

  • Fanfare for a Royal Occasion
  • A Grand Grand Composer: Bill Newman chats with Sir Malcolm in 1994
  • Arnold In Germany ….
  • …. and in Harrogate

Issue 45 Summer 2002

  • Hazard Chase to promote the music of Sir Malcolm Arnold
  • The Brilliant and the Dark: A further extract from Paul Jackson’s book on Sir Malcolm
  • The best clarinettist in the World
  • An offer you can’t refuse

Issue 44 Spring 2002

  • The Brilliant and the Dark: Extract from Paul Jackson’s book on Sir Malcolm
  • Discography Supplement March 2002
  • Two World Premieres
  • Archive: Tunes Foremost: Lyndon Jenkins questions the composer

Issue 43 Winter 2001

  • Brillante – The 80th Birthday Celebrations
  • … ‘It’s Sir Malcolm’s Birthday after all
  • 80th Birthday Concerts at Wigmore hall, October 23 & 25
  • New Recordings

Issue 42 Autumn 2001

  • Malcolm Arnold talks about Film Music
  • Norman Lebrecht regrets Arnold’s omission from the Proms
  • Paul Serotsky praises Arnold’s Music
  • Two World Premieres at Cheltenham
  • CD Launch on Arnold’s Birthday

Issue 41 Summer 2001

  • Malcolm Arnold on Bass Drum
  • Appeal passes £800 mark
  • Conclusion of BBC Omnibus
  • Philip Goodall listens to the latest Arnold releases

Issue 40 Spring 2001

  • 80th Birthday Concert appeal
  • Something for everyone
  • Transcript of BBC Omnibus Documentary with John Amis
  • Latest recordings
  • Letters