I cannot recall why I was there or what I had been doing. I only remember being disgusted by the presentation at the end of the prog of a small teddy bear. Even in those days I was thinking in terms of some 'crinkle-crinkle.'
Following this I was taken by my former head teacher mother to Manchester where I met ('Aunties') Muriel Levy and Doris Gambell and sat beside Eric Fogg at the piano (small grand) to left of the mike.
Again I cannot remember what I was doing there, whether I was there to read something. I don't think it was to play or the piano would have made more impression on me. Nor was it to dance, my other extra-mural activity. I do recall Eric Fogg made me laugh and of the three he is the one I can still visualise.
I had not heard of him since those far-off days till I logged on to your web site for a list of current British composers. I do not of course remember him as being young as he must have been. Probably other people's ages are then irrelevant.
I have always reviewed music as a sideline until 2001 since when it's been full-time, mainly classical but some cross-over. In the past nine years I have never met his name on any programme and I cover the main halls and theatres in the S.E. (professional and choirs only with pro diretors and soloists)and occasionally the RAH, Wigmore, St Johns Smith Square etc. I have a professional relationship with both Blüthners and Steinways.
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(Music presenter/concert reviewer)
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