ANTHONY WROTE HIS DOCTORATE UNDER ALEXANDER GOEHR ON STRAVINSKY’S NEOCLASSICAL MUSIC. HE HAS GIVEN OVER 400 RECITALS IN THE UK, FRANCE AND CANADA.
Anthony is a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists, and studied with Harry Gabb, David Sanger, and Anne Page. He gave the first complete performance of Daniel Roth’s magnum opus, Livre d’Orgue pour le Magnificat, and has performed four times in St. Sulpice, Paris, including a recital as part of Roth’s 70th birthday celebrations. He has also commissioned and performed various works, including premiere performances of Richard Francis’ four-movement symphony on themes by Lefébure-Wély, Laurence Caldecote’s Variations on Victimae Paschali Laudes, and David Loxley-Blount’s Toccata ar St Denio. Other projects have included anniversary performances of the complete works of Tunder, Buxtehude (a 6½ hour recital), Homilius (2½ hours), Brahms, and Mendelssohn, and an ongoing series resurrecting forgotten French organ music from the early 20th century.
Anthony was an organ scholar and research student at Cambridge University, writing a doctorate on Stravinsky. He has worked at the University of East Anglia, the Royal Northern College of Music, Middlesex University, and the Academy, where he is currently Head of Undergraduate Programmes. His publications include two books on Music and Gesture, essays on the musics of Balakirev, Cage, Debussy, Delius, Goehr, Holloway, Roth, and Stravinsky, and numerous articles on issues in Performance Studies and Artistic Research. Many of his publications can be downloaded from Academia.edu.