Thursday, May 15, 2008
Just another mechanical performance
The Detroit Symphony's publicity stunt with Asimo the robot conductor reminded me of this review from the non-too happy period when their new music director was in charge of a leading London orchestra - 'The BBC Symphony Orchestra under Leonard Slatkin gave a vigorous, perhaps slightly mechanical performance of ... Alexander Goehrs' second musical offering (GFH 2001)'.
Alexander Goehr was a member of the Manchester School in the 1950s together with Peter Maxwell Davies, Harrison Birtwistle, Elgar Howarth and John Ogdon, read the story here.
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