Articles about English Music Festival
Endnotes – Rare British chamber works, Vivaldi arranged by Bach, and a trip to Lochnagar
by The Editor
If there is one musical initiative in this country that has revealed a hitherto unseen, unknown and unappreciated dimension to our cultural understanding, it has to be the English Music Festival, held each year at Dorchester in Oxfordshire. The name, Norman O’Neill, is virtually forgotten today, and even for aficionados, he is little more than a footnote in specialist appreciations of English music, such as Michael Trend’s indispensable survey of our artistic renascence at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries.