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1 February 2020

9:00 AM

1 February 2020

9:00 AM

Forward: 100 Years of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Richard Bratby

Elliott & Thompson, pp.276, £25

Those who conduct the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra may not be aware that musicians fill in a form after they leave marking them out of ten, sometimes with an acerbic comment on their performance. Industrial democracy is alive and well in the West Midlands, along with a Red Robbo urge to biff the bosses, as Richard Bratby’s centennial history of the CBSO entertainingly reveals.

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