March of the New Philistines (2010)

for solo piano

For the Schumann bicentenary
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First performance: Tuesday 3 September 2019; Beethoven Room, Rhodes University, Makhanda (Grahamstown), South Africa; Michael Blake pianoperformance details.

Programme note

March of the New Philistines, marking Schumann’s bicentenary, invokes the same kind of philistines who caused him so much irritation in the 19th century. Sadly these unmusical, ignorant bureau/technocrats are now a feature of 21st century musical and concert life.