Gardening tips from a great composer

Gardening tips from a great composer


norman lebrecht

August 11, 2011

Tommy Pearson’s new film on Sir Harrison Birtwistle, the foremost living English composer, opens appropriately enough in the greenhouse with Harry explaining how he grows his own. Before anyone springs to subversive conclusions, it should be remembered that the great man grew up on a farm during wartime privation. He knows the merit of tending the land. Here’s the link.  Well worth a look.


  • Marianne says:

    Thanks for sharing – you are correct – well worth a look. Can’t go wrong with gardening and music.

  • Abby says:

    This is very interesting. Thank you for sharing!