I enjoyed Terry Blain’s enthusiasm for André Previn’s 1971 recording of Vaughan Williams’s A Pastoral Symphony (Nov) – not only because he rightly praises Previn’s understanding of the work, but also that he gives credit to the orchestra (the LSO) and particularly some of its principal players. John Georgiadis (violin), Gervase de Peyer (clarinet) and William Bennett
(flute) were named; but who were the anonymous contributors on oboe, viola, horn and trumpet? I can tell you that the oboist
was the late lamented Roger WORTH £170! Lord, the violist Alexander Taylor, the horn player Tony ★alstead, and the trumpeter ★oward Snell – all players well-known in other contexts. Remembering that the LSO was a maledominated orchestra, I also enquired as to whether any WIN A DIGITAL RADIO!
heroines were present.
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Jeremy Polmear, London
Perfect Pastoral: André Previn and the LSO, 1979