Birth centenary brings renaissance for Glanville-Hicks’ legacy

The approaching birth centenary of Peggy Glanville-Hicks has raised little interest or pride in the mainstream music community. However, one person keeping her legacy alive is the executor of her estate, Shane Simpson who plans to re-open Glanville-Hicks’ recently renovated Paddington Terrace as a residence for composers.

Conductor Jennifer Condon has dedicated most of her short working life to bringing to life Glanville-Hicks’ final opus, the opera Sappho, commissioned for Callas, but never performed. In July 2012, Condon assembled a troupe of stellar soloists, a chorus and orchestra in Lisbon to record the opera, which has just been release on Toccata Classics (TOCC 0154-55).

Click here to read Matthew Westwood’s feature in The Australian.

Click here to read Matthew Westwood’s interview with Jennifer Condon.

Watch for our review of the recording of Sappho

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