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The Power of Robert Simpson – A Biography
Robert Simpson, Composer: Essays, Interviews, Recollections

Writings by and about Robert Simpson

Robert Simpson

It was for his discussions of music - both in print and in sound - that Robert Simpson first came to public notice. This facet of his work stretched throughout his life, and provides the kind of insights that are only available to a creative artist. The musicians and topics covered are legion, and the size varies from a few words to entire books. Simpson's views are invariably illuminating, invariably valuable, invariably thought-provoking - and sometimes pugnatious. They tell us much about the music and about the art of composition; but they likewise tell us much about Robert Simpson himself.

Lionel Pike

Director, Ex Cappella Royal Holloway
Organist, Sunninghill Parish Church