tutti talk is our latest email strand and this is the first edition.
We know music is your passion – it’s our passion, too which is why we want to share with you the thoughts, ideas, events and opportunities that we hope will interest you.
The first thing to let you know is that tutti has just launched a facebook page. It’s really easy to find but here’s a link for your first visit – www.facebook.com/tutti.co.uk.
Just in this first week, we have gained nearly 500 followers and are connected through our friends to nearly 15,000 people. We’d love you to visit the tutti facebook page and like us.
Looking back to 2012, we saw the loss of three immensely fine composer – Elliott Carter at 103, Jonathan Harvey, 73 and Richard Rodney Bennett at 76. They all made unique contributions to 20th and 21st century music and I’m pleased to say we have examples of their work at tutti.
RRB was of course well known for his film music, including Far from the Madding Crowd, Nicholas and Alexandra and Murder on the Orient Express – three very different cinematic genres. At tutti we have an interesting recording which couples Bennett’s work with that of Ben Britten, Roberto Gerhard and Elisabeth Lutyens (a much under-rated English composer who deserves a tutti talk all her own!). You can find the NMC CD here .
Jonathan Harvey’s piano piece, typically tersely titled – ff – was commissioned as part of the first Spectrum collection for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. This is another enterprising NMC recording.