Michael Tanner

Sister act | 17 April 2019

Both Boulangers were amazing: how many composers could sustain a series of concerts dedicated to works written before they were 25?

Total immersion weekends can prove tricky. The established masters don’t need them, while lesser-known figures often turn out to be relatively obscure for sound reasons. Nonetheless, there are plenty of composers whose works are too rarely performed, not so much through neglect as because of the awkwardness of their demands — huge orchestras and choruses, or unlikely combinations of forces.

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