The plan for this section of the website is that eventually it will present a good cross-section
of the vast worldwide media
coverage there has been of the Sinfonia since its inception in 1970.
We are starting off with just a handful of print articles and radio shows.
From the print world we have some historic coverage from the 1970s including wonderful pieces in
Rolling Stone. And a
notorious attack on the Sinfonia in the UK quality newspaper the Guardian - for which they were
forced to apologize! (Our
presentation presents both the original article and an annotated version explaining the calumny
and the apology!)
We also have a few articles and columns written in recent years - including feature stories that
appeared in British
newspapers in 2004 - on the 30th anniversary of the Sinfonia's legendary 1974 concert at
London's Royal Albert Hall.
And to please the ears there are opportunities to savor some BBC radio exposure about the Sinfonia
from recent years.
Including the first-ever radio documentary about the orchestra. An appetizer for the
long-anticipated film documentary that
is in preparation!
There is much, much more to come!
- • Rolling Stone - January 1975 - Comedy Album of the Year
- • Rolling Stone - March 1975 - Feature Article
- • Rolling Stone - 1974 - Album Review
- • BBC Radio 2 - The Portsmouth Sinfonia Lives On! - August 2011 (5 minutes)
- Segment on Chris Evans Show - an interview with Sinfonia manager Martin Lewis
- • BBC Radio 3 - The World's Best Worst Record! - December 2017 (6 minutes)
- An appreciation of the Portsmouth Sinfonia's "Classical Muddly" single by top classical music critic Tom Service
- • BBC Radio 4 - Unforgettable! (Documentary) - August 2011 (30 minutes)
- In-depth audio documentary about the Portsmouth Sinfonia
- • The Sunday Times - May 2004
- (The UK's leading quality Sunday newspaper)
- • The Telegraph - May 2004
- • The Portsmouth News - May 2004
- (the premier daily newspaper in the city where the Sinfonia was born in 1970)
- • Keyboard Magazine - July 1981 - Feature Article
- Brian Eno speaks about the Portsmouth Sinfonia
- • BBC Radio 3 - 2004 - Late Junction
- Gavin Bryars speaks about the Portsmouth Sinfonia
- • BBC Radio 4 - 2008 - Desert Island Discs
- Brian Eno - producer of the Portsmouth Sinfonia - is the featured castaway on Desert Island Discs
- • The Guardian - May 1974 - The Malady Lingers On
- The notorious full-page article attacking the Portsmouth Sinfonia - that resulted in a full apology
- • The Malady Exposed! - 1974 (With some 2020 hindsight!)
- The story behind the Guardian article attacking the Portsmouth Sinfonia - AND that full apology!
- • Q Magazine - February 2015 - Clive Langer reflects on the Sinfonia
- Clive Langer - producer for Elvis Costello, Madness, Teardrop Explodes was a Sinfonia member
- • The Spectator - June 2014 - Will Self on the Portsmouth Sinfonia
- • The New Statesman - July 2015 - Happy Birthday Richard Strauss!
- • Cincinnati City Beat - July 2015 - Sinfonia & the state of Fluxus
- • The "You Are Here!" Blog - Jan 2017 - The Sinfonia goes viral
- • Atlas Obscura - November 2017 - The Worst Orchestra in the World
- • Classical Muddly - July 2014 - An Investigation into the Portsmouth Sinfonia
- • Maestro Farley! Blog - Jan 2017 - Gavin Bryars explains John Farley!
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