A symphony for a disaster

A symphony for a disaster


norman lebrecht

November 03, 2014

There has been a certain amount of mealy-mouthed media comment about the symphony Michael Nyman premiered this summer for the victims of Britain’s worst sporting disaster, at Hillsborough, in 1989.

I needed to experience the work for myself.

The recording arrived a few days ago. Having listened twice, I chose it without hesitation as my album of the week on sinfinimusic.com.

Click here to read why.

hillsborough memorial-programme


Sometimes, it seems, only music can put things back together in a broken world.