Ferocious Anti-pessimist, The

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Severo19980106Stephen Johnson presents a tribute to Robert Simpson, the composer, writer and polemicist who died in November.|With contributions from musicians who knew and worked with him, including Vernon Handley, Christopher Marwood, Bayan Northcott and Stephen Plaistow.|Music includes the `Severo' movement from Simpson's String Quartet No 15, played by the Vanbrugh Quartet, and a complete performance of his Symphony No 2 by the Bournemouth SO/Vernon Handley.