A symphony for a disaster

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.

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