GOOD MU­SIC AWARD

Evergreen - - Spring 2016 -

Richard

Baker has con­trib­uted as much to good mu­sic as any­one on the BBC or else­where. Al­though he is well- re­mem­bered as a tele­vi­sion news­reader he has many more strings to his bow and we trust he won’t mind us us­ing this pic­ture from the front cover of TV Mir­ror in 1957!

We would par­tic­u­larly like to high­light Richard’s con­tri­bu­tion to tune­ful mu­sic on his won­der­ful ra­dio shows, and es­pe­cially the fine artists, com­posers and or­ches­tras he reg­u­larly fea­tured which, more’s the pity, we don’t hear much any more. The an­chor man on The Last Night of the Proms for many years, Richard’s knowl­edge, love and ap­pre­ci­a­tion of good mu­sic has been leg­endary and in re­tire­ment he has been a busy mu­si­cal beaver lec­tur­ing on cruises and en­ter­tain­ing else­where.

Richard, we salute and thank you for all those many happy mu­si­cal mem­o­ries you have given to the na­tion.

Guild­hall School of Mu­sic and has con­ducted many film scores in­clud­ing Char­i­ots of Fire ( 1981). As a com­poser he also scored the mu­sic for I, Claudius ( see Ev­er­green, Spring 2013).

Prob­a­bly

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