Absolutely right, John. In view of the quality of the music I'd say it is not so much "pathetic" that so little (of a pretty substantial worklist) is performed or recorded, but downright scandalous. I see I left a post way back in 2008 to that effect - and not much has happened since. Apart from the fact that quite a few works by PRF's contemporaries have, thankfully, been recorded. But nothing of PRF himself.
I am especially sore at the neglect of the string quartets. I've often contacted quartets who, in my view, could do a fine job of them (e.g. the Maggini, the Edinburgh) and I always get a response along the lines of 'ah, they appear interesting', and then followed by silence. In two weeks time we've been incredibly lucky to have got the Doric playing in our lovely little Suffolk village. They don't know it yet, but after the concert I'm going to batter them with propositions about the Peter Racine Fricker quartets!
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