The great musicologist Hans Keller once remarked of Robert Simpson that the fearless, artless integrity of the man becomes a matter of course, hardly worth mentioning: there is no more substantial compliment in art of life.
Donald Macleod and Stephen Johnson discuss, and listen to, just one piece: Simpson's epic 9th Symphony, one of the truly great works of recent years.
Symphony No 9
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Vernon Handley (conductor).