Skip to comments.Sadness: A clarinet legend has died (Gervase de Peyer)
Posted on 02/05/2017 9:19:00 AM PST by EveningStar
We have been informed by close friends of the death of Gervase de Peyer, the foremost British clarinet player of his time. Gervase was 90.
A founder of the Melos Ensemble, with whom he recorded extensively, Gervase was principal clarinet of the London Symphony Orchestra from 1956 to 1973. He was also a founder of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and an influential teacher.
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Always hate to see a talented classicist go. But he had a lot of good years making beautiful music.
Died with his licorice stick?
He was a great player, but just to proclaim him the ‘foremost’ out of hand is a little much. What about Thea King?
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