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Sir Hubert Parry – child prodigy

Author: Peter Broadbent Performance: I Was Glad Sir Hubert Parry was something of a prodigy, being awarded his B.Mus. degree from Oxford University whilst he was still a schoolboy at Eton. Despite the best efforts of his family to channel him into … Continue reading

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Bortniansky’s influence on Orthodox Church music

Author: Peter Broadbent Performance: Three Traditions Although Bortniansky really came from, and belongs to, the Classical tradition, he was a most influential figure on the development of Orthodox Church music.  Born in the Ukraine, he sang as a boy in … Continue reading

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Finding Verdi outside of the Opera House

Author: Peter Broadbent Performance: Three Traditions Verdi’s bicentenary in October 2013 is encouraging many performances of his great Requiem and of his operas.  He wrote little music which was not for the Opera House, but his output includes three unaccompanied non-liturgical religious pieces. … Continue reading

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Malcolm Williamson

“Malcolm Williamson’s choral output has been sparingly covered on CD so this new recording by NAXOS is very welcome. Doubly so as it features the excellent Joyful Company of Singers under Peter Broadbent, one of Europe’s leading chamber choirs. This … Continue reading

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