the chamber music dream
The photo shows the LVCE at New College, Oxford, where
recordings on the Abbey label were made. From left to right; Brian
Hawkins (viola-photo right),
Anthony Camden (oboe), Jane Ryan (gamba), me
(violin), Douglas Cummings (cello). David Lumsden (harpsichord) and
James Galway (flute).
There were various attempts throughout my career to
involve myself in chamber music, including quartets formed
while in the CBSO and LSO, but it wasn't until 1972, when a
group of colleagues got together to form the|
that this interest took on a more serious
|Although this group gave many successful concerts and tours, and recorded some fine LPs for the Abbey label, eventually, with the departure of James Galway to Berlin and greater things, the group evolved into the London Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, directed by me from the leader's seat. Above and below are two incarnations of the LVCO.
The LVCO became internationally known for
it's many foreign tours and fine recordings.