Robin Holloway retired from his 32-year teaching career at Cambridge University in September 2011. The Faculty of Miusic marked the occasion by presenting a momentous performance of his Gilded Goldbergs, perfomed by Huw Watkins and Ryan Wigglesworth.
Many members of the audience expressed the wish for a recorded souvenir. The complete performance is now available on 2 CDs at very moderate cost, and can be ordered by contacting the composer direct.
If you are one of Robin's former students or colleagues, and would like to add your tribute, please contact Paddy Gormley (who designed this website) at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by telephone (office hours only) on +44(0)20 8319 4276.
This is the definitive
website for the work of Robin Holloway,
composer, teacher and writer.
The site contents, largely
written and presented by Robin Holloway himself,
include the following:
Click on the image below
for an audio-visual overview
of Robin Holloway's Haydn transcription
a detailed catalogue of compositions by Robin
Holloway, with written / audio commentaries;
facsimile images of Robin Holloway's
scores, working documents and memorabilia;
links to composition-specific web pages by Robin
Holloway's publisher, Boosey & Hawkes;
links to other relevant sites, including
an archive website featuring extracts from Robin
Holloway's book On Music: Essays
and Diversions and retailers who stock commercial recordings
of Robin Holloway's work;
details of Robin
Holloway's project to transcribe Haydn's
string quartets for piano duet, including click-to-play audio
and facsimile illustrations.
Scroll down for a 23-minute audio interview with
INTERVIEW WITH ROBIN HOLLOWAY
The audio player on the right features a 23-minute
audio recording in which Robin Holloway talks
about music, and specifically about how his work fits into the
continuum of the development of music in the 20th and 21st centuries.
interview, conducted by Paddy Gormley in 2008, also explores
the interrelationships between Robin
Holloway's composing, teaching
COMPOSITIONS BY ROBIN HOLLOWAY
Click on the image on the left for a full list of compositions
by Robin Holloway with extensive
links to detailed commentaries, composition-specific pages in Boosey
& Hawkes' website and retailer
websites where commercial recordings of Robin
Holloway's work may
Many of the commentary pages include slide-shows, featuring facsimile
pages of manuscripts, notebooks and illustrations from Robin
Some also include audio introductions
with recprded excerpts. Click on the image below for one such, based on Gilded Goldbergs,
Op. 86 and the Hyperion recording
by the Micallef-Inanga
See the Compositions page for further audio presentations with
music illustrations (including Sea Surface
Full of Clouds and the
Second and Third Concerti for Orchestra).
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
The Links page of this site enables you to go directly to other
sites that may be of interest.
Perhaps the most unusual of these is a link to an archive website
created in 2003 to coincide with the launch of Robin
Holloway's book On Music: Essays
The page also includes links to record retailers who stock commercial
recordings of Robin Holloway's compositions and to media sites
featuring his work.
Click here for a page of links to websites by Paddy
designed this site.