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Re: Peter Racine Fricker
Posted by Colin Mackie on January 19, 2009, 8:32 pm, in reply to "Re: Peter Racine Fricker"
I have difficulty with the argument from Chandos and CPO that Fricker "wouldn't sell". CPO issued the Benjamin Frankel and Humphrey Searle symphonies and I cannot really imagine that these two composers are any better known than Fricker. Nor is Fricker's music as 'difficult' as that of Searle. Dutton have done a superb job on behalf of Richard Arnell and while Arnell's music is more accessible than that of Fricker he was hardly a 'household name' to most music lovers! Dutton are also recording the six symphonies of David Matthews-again, splendid works but more commercial than Fricker?
It pains me that there should be such a resurgence of interest in recording the works of composers like York Bowen and other early 20th century composers while such excellent music from the mid-century goes ignored!
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