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Posted By: katlaughing
26-Jun-08 - 09:48 PM
Thread Name: Butterworth and Me - BBC Radio 4
Subject: RE: Butterworth and Me - BBC Radio 4
I look forward to the others, too, Ruth.

I know about composers destroying their early work. My mother often would rescue something from the trash when my brother first started writing. I have been going through more of her papers, recently, and found another early piece of his which she hid from him. Even with his later stuff the habit carried over to me. I have several pieces of composition paper with sketches, variations, etc. which he rejected for some reason. Of course, I have copies of all of the completed "good" stuff, too, and I have promised him my children will NOT use them to wrap sandwiches! :-)