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Composer of the Week: Robert Simpson

on BBC Radio 3

2/5. Robert Simpson was in many ways a maverick figure, and yet he was also a man of great humility who spoke freely of his debt to other composers. Today Donald Macleod discusses these aspects of Simpson's character with writer and broadcaster Stephen Johnson. Symphony No 3 (2nd movement: Adagio) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley
String Quartet No 6 Delme Quartet Repeated from Tuesday at 12 noon


Robert Simpson
Donald MacLeod
Stephen Johnson.
Vernon Handley

BBC Radio 3

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