Monday 15 April 2013

Score Lines

There have been so many times over the years, that I've been on the brink of disposing of all my old vinyl. It takes up valuable space, the discs rarely if ever are played and CDs and downloads are so much more convenient and durable. So far, I've resisted the temptation, which, as time goes by, is receding. Thank, heavens. I heard this morning that the great Colin Davis has died. Wiki: "Sir Colin Rex Davis, CH, CBE, Hon DMus (25 September 1927 – 14 April 2013) was an English conductor best known for his association with the London Symphony Orchestra, having first conducted it in 1959.
"His repertoire was broad, but among the composers with whom he was particularly associated were Mozart, Berlioz, Elgar, Sibelius, Stravinsky and Tippett." On hearing this seismic news, I plunged into the depths of my crusty old cellar to dig out from a collection of abandoned LPs one that I could remember in particular.