Something for the Weekend...

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A round-up of our favourite clips, quotes and amusing snippets

'Talking to Birtwistle is like following a pig snouting for truffles. It looks aimless, but you know something good will turn up if you just wait.'
 
Critic Ivan Hewett on interviewing composer Sir Harrison Birtwistle

On this day
In 1961 Havergal Brian’s Gothic Symphony was premiered in Central Hall, Westminster despite having been completed 34 years earlier in 1927. The work is to get a rare performance on 17 July at this year's BBC Proms under the baton of Martyn Brabbins.

 

Questionable CD cover

Bows as weapons…

… and you thought they were just for music-making

 

And finally...

Some Responses. Shaken, not stirred.