MARC ROCHESTER presenter
This year marks the centenary of the end of the First World War. It also marks the centenary of the death of Sir Hubert Hastings Parry, known today almost exclusively for a song sung in the terraces of rugby and soccer matches. Dr Marc Rochester looks at the legacy of both, and suggests that 20th century music would have been very different without either.
Dr Marc Rochester, organist, writer, conductor and music critic, has been professionally involved in music for half-a-century. Once the youngest cathedral organist and choirmaster in the UK, he has been a critic and music journalist for newspapers and broadcasting organizations in the UK, Ireland, South Africa and Asia, and is currently a staff writer for Gramophone magazine, English Language Editor for the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, music critic for the Straits Times, and a lecturer on music history at Yong Siew Toh Conservatory.