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Edward Gregson, 75 last year, is one of those rarities among composers of his generation in that throughout his career he has not abandoned tonality or melody and still developed an international reputation.
In his introductory note to the first piece on the CD, pianist Duncan Honeybourne writes regarding the music of Cummings-Knight that it is ‘Always steeped in his musical inheritance and the example of composers he loves’.
The mysterious and chilling Peter Grimes haunts us all. Benjamin Britten’s anti-hero has become one of British music’s most complex figures in opera.