A Memory of David Munrow


The following is an intro to a biographical tribute on David Munrow................


David Munrow did not just emerge into the field of medieval and Renaissance music - he exploded into it .. He established a standard that can now never be ignored, and the stimulating shock-waves from his explosion will carry far into the future.'
(SIR ANTHONY LEWIS )


When he died on 15 May last year David Munrow was only 33 years old, yet within the span of a decade he had widened the musical horizons of millions by his concerts, records, writings and broadcasts. Whether directing the EARLY MUSIC CONSORT OF LONDON or introducing Radio 3's Pied Piper, he radiated an intense enthusiasm which could leave his colleagues just as often exhausted as exhilarated.



Michael Oliver presents a biographical portrait of this dynamic and sometimes controversial personality, with impressions and assessments from PROFESSOR WILLIS GRANT
BILL ODDIE
A. G. ELLIOT-SMITH
(former Principal of Markham College, Lima, Peru) MEREDITH DEWEY
(former Dean of Pembroke College, Cambridge) CHRISTOPHER HOGWOOD
GUY WOLFENDEN, JAMES BOWMAN JASPER PARROTT , JOHN WILLAN
PROFESSOR ROBERT DONNINGTON Producer ARTHUR JOHN-SON  BBC RADIO PROGRAMME

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