RECENT: Defining Our Field - what is 'classical music' to us, why are we involved and what can we learn from our differences? Read John Dante Prevedini's essay, watch the panel discussion and make your own comments.
British composer and conductor Granville Bantock was born in London on 7 August 1868. He studied with Gordon Saunders at Trinity College of Music and with Frederick Corder at the Royal Academy of Music. He became a champion of other composers' music, including Jean Sibelius, Joseph Holbrooke, Edward German, Hubert Parry, Charles Stanford and his friend Havergal Brian.
He conducted concerts, sometimes dedicating a whole concert to the music of one composer, and he founded the short-lived music magazine The New Quarterly Music Review.
He died in London, on 16 October 1946.
CD Spotlight. An Admirable Introduction - English violin sonatas by Dunhill, Bantock and Stanford, heard by Robert Anderson. '... affectionate performances by Susanne Stanzeleit and Gusztáv Fenyò ...'
A Golden Treasury - Havergal Brian on European and American music, read by Patric Standford
Bizarre Perception - Alistair Hinton discusses a recent article on English music by David Hamilton
Ensemble. Admirably involving - Tau Wey at the 2004 Regent Hall Summer Festival, reviewed by Malcolm Miller