Malcolm Arnold died over the weekend.  He was a deeply troubled man who had a remarkably productive life against the odds.  He was, in my view, the most underrated symphonist of the post-war 20th century.

New York Times obituary.

A far more colorful obituary from Australia.


BBC Tributes.

An excellent interview/profile from last year by Pliable.

3 thoughts on “Malcolm Arnold, 84”
  1. How sad.

    Playing Arnold’s “Four Scottish Dances” in high school (9th grade)was a life-changing event. I dug the piece so much that it inspired me to try writing for wind ensemble.

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