19 July 2011

Gothic in the Spotlight

Havergal Brian’s obscure masterwork, his Symphony № 1, «Gothic» came out for the Proms. You, Gentle Reader, may never have heard of the 20th-c. British composer, but his fans are many and ardent (many of them perfectly well-balanced, too, if any of us be in perfect balance). Attendance for the event was high — but why am I gabbing? Our favorite expatriate Texan was there and posted eloquently of his experience and thoughts here and again here.

1 comment:

Cato said...

British authors wrote "Gothic" novels, so why not a British composer creating a "Gothic" symphony!