Abbey Road’s eye in the corner is no more

Abbey Road’s eye in the corner is no more


norman lebrecht

September 13, 2014

The photographer Godfrey MacDomnic has died, aged 84.

He was a quiet figure in the EMI studios, often unnoticed by artists by capturing them in photographs that were both historic and iconic. He worked for many years with Lebrecht Music&Arts and we deeply regret his passing. Announcement follows.

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End of a Glorious Era: Celebrating the life and work of Lebrecht photographer, Godfrey MacDomnic

It is with sadness that we report the death of Godfrey MacDomnic, Lebrecht Music & Arts photographer (1930 – 9 September 2014).    


Godfrey MacDomnic will be remembered for his iconic photos of the 1960s and 1970s ‘greats’ in classical music: in particular, Jacqueline du Pré at her peak playing the Elgar cello concerto; Stravinsky conducting; Adrian Boult musing; Sir Malcolm Sargent at the Proms; the dynamic young Daniel Barenboim; and the anguished Tennstedt. 

MacDomnic photographed many successful conductors and musicians at the start of their careers and leaves us with an invaluable record of twentieth-century classical music. Please click on the image above to enjoy a selection of his wonderful portraits.  



For more information on Godfrey MacDomnic’s work, email