We are saddened to report the passing of Peter Katin, aged 84.
After a brilliant start and a flurry of recordings in the early stereo era, mostly on Decca, Katin suffered a dip in mid-career. In 1978 he migrated to Canada, returning to Britain in 1984 but finding himself even more out of touch. ‘I picked up a copy of the Gramophone [magazine] and found naked ladies draped over the cellos,’ he lamented.
The vicissitudes of his career are documented in an excellent first obituary here.