2/1 Today in Weird Music History: 1954. 78-year-old composer Havergal Brian hears a performance of his Symphony No. 8, which had not been performed in over 40 years. He is so inspired that he writes 24, that’s TWENTY-FOUR, more symphonies. Did I mention he was 78? Other odd facts include: his real name was not really Havergal; his Gothic Symphony is considered the longest and most difficult ever written; and MORE. Check out this link for more weird details on England’s most eccentric composer: http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/movies/devil-of-a-time-staging-cursed-symphony-20120715-223zu.html
Today in Weird Music History: 1954. Oh yeah, that was a great piece! I’ll write some more.