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.
Irish composer A J Potter was born on 22 September 1918, son of a blind Belfast piano tuner, and died on 5 July 1980. Brought up by relatives in Kent, he won a scholarship to the Royal College of Music in London and studied with Vaughan Williams. A significant figure in Irish music, Potter is known for his arrangement of the Dublin ballad Finnegan's Wake. He was also active as a broadcaster, examiner, teacher and writer.
CD Spotlight - Happy and profound. 'The National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, conducted by Robert Houlihan, have brought this fine work to life with a strong performance ...' The music of A J Potter, with Patric Standford