Robert Simpson (1921-1997)

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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).