The Ferocious Anti-pessimist

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Severo19980106

Stephen 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.