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Accordingly, we would be pleased to hear from anyone with new information, observations or corrections. And we are happy to receive requests for talks, participation in symposia, and exhibition materials.
The owner of the site and of the Jennifer Vyvyan Archive is Jonathan Crown
The site has been written and curated by Michael White. A music critic for the Guardian and Independent before becoming chief critic of the Independent on Sunday, Michael White now contributes to the Telegraph with weekly columns in the Catholic Herald and Ham & High series. As a broadcaster he has presented BBC Radio 3’s long-running Opera in Action and Best of Three, chaired Radio 4’s debating show The Sound Barrier, and made documentaries on composers like Menotti and Walton. For BBC TV he has presented programmes on Glyndebourne, Wagner and other music subjects as well as fronting events like Cardiff Singer of the World. Also an opera librettist, adjudicator and lecturer, he has written two books: Wagner for Beginners (Icon) and Opera & Operetta. (HarperCollins).
BBC Proms Archive: www.bbc.co.uk/proms/archive/
Lennox Berkeley: www.musicweb-international.com/berkleyl/lberkley.htm
Arthur Bliss: www.arthurbliss.org
Benjamin Britten: www.brittenpears.org
Decca Records: www.deccaclassics.com
English National Opera: www.eno.org
George Frideric Handel: www.gfhandel.org
Henry Purcell: www.henrypurcell.org.uk
Royal Academy of Music: www.ram.ac.uk
Royal Opera House: www.roh.org.uk
Sadlers Wells: www.sadlerswells.com
Wigmore Hall: www.wigmore-hall.org.uk
Malcolm Williamson: www.guardian.co.uk/news/2003/mar/04/guardianobituaries.artsobituaries
Opera Now Article: http://www.rhinegold.co.uk/magazines/opera_now/news/opera_now_news_story.asp?id=739
Opera Now on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Opera-Now/137276143848?ref=ts
Roughly half of Jennifer Vyvyan’s recordings are available in current catalogues. Visit: www.amazon.co.uk
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When JJennifer Vyvyan died in 1974 she left behind a husband, a small son and an awful lot of stuff – which was put in boxes and stored in a loft for almost 40 years until it was re-examined and turned into the material for this website.
Opening the Boxes is a reflection on how all this happened. Presented by the music critic Michael White, who did the research and wrote the site, it features contributions from conductor Steuart Bedford, stage director John Copley, soprano April Cantelo, and Jennifer Vyvyan‘s son Jonathan Crown. Listen to the documentary on iPlayer here (may be up for a limited time).