Death of a principled clarinettistmain
Jessica Duchen reports the death of her neighbour, John McCaw, at the age of 96.
Jack, a New Zealander, was principal clarinet of the New Philharmonia and the London Philharmonic in the glory days. He was old-school London muso, hard-working, unassuming, dazzling on his night. He played the first Nielsen concerto I ever heard.
Funeral details here.