LSO mourns another principal

LSO mourns another principal


norman lebrecht

June 20, 2014

Eight months after the death of their last principal oboe, Kieron Moore, the London Symphony Orchestra are in mourning for his splendid predecessor, Roger Lord. A modest man, unfailingly kind, he played in the orchestra for 33 years, 1953-1986, and can be heard on hundreds of recordings. He was advising musicians up until the beginning of this week.


roger lord oboe


  • Misha says:

    How very sad. Not only did I hear him perform on countless occasions during the 1960s and 70s but we had a nice correspondence about 6 months ago.

  • Doug says:

    I suppose we have Roger to thank for Madeleine Dring’s most excellent Trio for flute, oboe and piano.May he rest in peace.