Sought-after British composer Judith Bingham wrote the new organ piece The Everlasting Crown for the annual Proms festival this year. It debuted yesterday at London’s Royal Albert Hall by organist Stephen Farr, and has already received critical acclaim.
To mark the 117th Proms, M will be talking to some of the composers whose work will be premiered at the Royal Albert Hall this year. We will be asking upcoming and established composers, including Simon Holt, Judith Bingham, Vartan Melkonian and Graham Fitkin, about their careers and finding out about the burning issues that face classical composers in Britain today.
For over 30 years Javed Akhtar has been one of the most influential forces in Bollywood. A seventh generation Urdu poet, he has carved out a distinguished career as a scriptwriter and lyricist for many of Bollywood's most popular films.