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A portrait of
Antony Hopkins -
heard by
PATRIC STANDFORD

'... a warm and generous tribute ...'

Antony Hopkins - A Portrait. © 2012 Divine Art Ltd

For thirty-six years Antony (sic -- not, please to be confused with the actor pretending to be a composer!) Hopkins talked about and analyzed music in regular weekly BBC radio programmes and we of that generation who listened so attentively learned very much from the simple clarity of his guided tours through music new and old, his gentle voice and the carefully well-defined structure of the lectures designed to communicate clarity to all who heard and paid attention to them. Only very rarely did they disturb, as when his suggested method of remembering the finale of Beethoven's violin concerto was to fit in the words 'There was a young lady of Bonn, went to bed with her riding boots on' -- an aid that was so successful with me as to be a miserable irritation each time I heard the tune! Fortunately I was not too fond of the concerto...

Copyright © 8 June 2013 Patric Standford,
Suffolk UK

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