Tales Out Of School

Author and broadcaster Patrick Wright recounts his first meeting with Harrison Birtwistle, when the composer was a school teacher.

Arriving to inspire the playing of some of the least musically competent children in the country, Birtwistle curtails the vile din of schoolboy fiddle playing and encourages the players to improvise three-note concertos.

And that is just the beginning.

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Author and broadcaster Patrick Wright recounts his first meeting with Harrison Birtwistle, when the composer was a school teacher.

Arriving to inspire the playing of some of the least musically competent children in the country, Birtwistle curtails the vile din of schoolboy fiddle playing and encourages the players to improvise three-note concertos.

And that is just the beginning.

19980903

Author and broadcaster Patrick Wright recounts his first meeting with Harrison Birtwistle, when the composer was a school teacher.

Arriving to inspire the playing of some of the least musically competent children in the country, Birtwistle curtails the vile din of schoolboy fiddle playing and encourages the players to improvise three-note concertos.

And that is just the beginning.