Yes, I agree about Iain Hamilton. Hamilton's four symphonies were broadcast by the BBC during the "Itter period" (ie those decades dring which Richard Itter was making his recordings).
So too were William Wordsworth's 7th and 8th symphonies, Arthur Butterworth'a 3rd, Robin Orr's 2nd and 3rd, Anthony Milner's 2nd, John McCabe's 3rd, Alun Hoddinott's 4th, 7th, 8th and 9th, Thomas Wilson's 2nd, 3rd and 4th.
Now I have no idea how many of these were actually recorded by Richard Itter and how many were not. That is a "secret" known only by those close to the Lyrita project. What I do know is that off-air recordings are available on You Tube and elsewhere and one can only hope that many will appear from Lyrita in due course.
And let us not forget that these composers and others already featured on Lyrita releases also wrote concertos and much other music which could (and should) be saved from the neglect they have suffered for too long!
Keep up the good (great!) work, Lyrita. What you are doing is performing a marvellous service for the cause of British Music!
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