News Radio and television archive recordings now available on compact disc

Radio and television archive recordings now available on compact disc

1              Tippett Shires Suite (Cheltenham, 1970) conducted by Tippett. Eric Pinkett interview (1974) with musical excerpts, running for 35 minutes.   2              A composer and an orchestra. A 60 minute documentary about Tippett and the L.S.S.O. including musical excerpts and interviews with Eric Pinkett and Sir Michael Tippett.   3              Brahms Violin Concerto – first …

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News Dead in Tune – Herbert Chappell and Susan Stranks

Dead in Tune – Herbert Chappell and Susan Stranks

Members of the 1968 and 1970 orchestra will remember performing Dead in Tune and George and the Dragonfly with the composer Herbert Chappell, the late Robin Ray and his wife Susan Stranks (from TV’s Magpie). Herbert and Susan have both visited the lsso website and have since been contacted by telephone. We are still remembered …

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News Andre Previn

Andre Previn

Alive and well and now residing in New York, many of us remember working with Andre in 1970 and 1973. He still remembers his time with the lsso very fondly and a copy of the Argo recording made with the orchestra of his Overture to a Comedy has been sent to him for old times …

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News Post Pinkett memorabilia

Post Pinkett memorabilia

Some more LP records by the LSSO have been traced. These were recorded by the post – Eric Pinkett orchestra. The Hunting of the Snark, Instructions for Angels and a concert of Xenakis and Young from Clifton Cathedral are now included in the memorabilia section of the website.

News Anne Collis

Anne Collis

Anne contacted us by email to say hello and pass on her regrets that she wasn’t at the last reunion. She thought that people wouldn’t remember her. On the contrary, many players from the early 1960’s have been asking about her. In her County School of Music days Anne was a percussion player and also …

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News John Hywel

John Hywel

A letter was recently received from John Hywel. John was head of music at Oadby Beauchamp in 1965.The Intermediate orchestra also performed his Rondo for Orchestra on their tour of County Antrim later that year. He also composed the opera Simon de Montfort for Oadby Beauchamp in 1966.John moved to Bangor University in 1966 and …

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News The orchestra and Yale University

The orchestra and Yale University

Richard Warren, curator of the Yale sound archives with specific responsibility for the Charles Ives collection, expressed an interest in the lsso and was sent a copy of the Time to Remember video and a CD of Ives’ Circus Band and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue from the 1970 Cheltenham Festival. Both of these are now …

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