A new Naxos recording that even the HBS didn't know about
21 January 2018 more…
See the latest bids for three HB scores; bids close on 31 January 2018
16 December 2017 more…
A presentation by the Staffordshire Film Archive on HB on 6th December
19 November 2017 more…
Successful recording of John Pickard's re-orchestration
11 October 2017 more…
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