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Last Week's Question

Question: This week’s CD features a father and son composer pair; which of the following is NOT a pair of parent & child composers?

A) Leopold and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

B) Gustav and Imogen Holst

C) Richard and Johann Strauss


Answer: C) Richard and Johann Strauss


Prize details:

CD: Father & Son: Music by John and Anthony Ritchie. John and Anthony’s musical lives were closely interrelated, from Anthony’s childhood through to John’s death in 2014. Anthony grew up under his parents’ musical influences, and John’s tastes were widely varied, including Beethoven, Bartók, The Beatles, and Pink Floyd, while John’s wife Anita was an accomplished soprano. When Anthony began experimenting with composition, John gently nurtured him, without pushing; letting him ‘go his own way’. In later life, Anthony tried to ‘repay the debt’ he owed by helping stage performances and recordings of John’s works. John Ritchie’s last composition, the Clarinet Sonata, was completed by Anthony, because John’s eyesight had deteriorated to such a degree that he could no longer compose. Anthony’s insights into the process of completing another composer’s work are included in the CD liner notes.

The works featured on the CD are all chamber works, including several vocal works:

Anthony Ritchie’s ‘Thoughts from an Inner Garden’ – settings of poems by Diana Neutze.

John Ritchie’s ‘Four Zhivago Songs’, which are settings of poems by Boris Pasternak.

John’s Sonata for Clarinet and Piano is also featured on the CD, as well as Anthony’s ‘Four Duos for 2 Violins’, and ‘Variations for GBP’ for Violin and Organ, which was commissioned by the violinist performing it, Tessa Petersen.

Father & Son: Music by John and Anthony Ritchie

CD Manu 5167


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