For the last 22 years of his heavily medicated life, Sir Malcolm Arnold was looked after by a dedicated carer and friend, Anthony Day. Malcolm died in 2006, aged 84. In the will, he left his manuscripts to Anthony Day.
The composer’s two children claim the carer exercised undue influence. They lost their case in the High Court. They won it this week at the Appeal Court. This will run and run.
Meantime, Malcolm’s music is hardly played, remotely if at all.