A popular composer silenced by the BBCmain
The Lebrecht Album of the Week has a premiere recording of an opera by Malcolm Arnold:
The most popular and prolific composer of his time, Malcolm Arnold was shunned by the British music establishment for being, mostly, too popular and prolific, and therefore a potent threat to the nonentities who were not. Arnold (1921-2006) had other crosses against his name. He was a former orchestral player (working class), an Oscar winner (disgraceful), a tonal symphonist (non-BBC-pc), an alcoholic and a philanderer who suffered repeated bouts of mental illness. In short, he was everything the suits hated….
Read on here.
In The Critic here.
In Spanish here.
In Portuguese here.
In Czech here.
In French here.