Quartet leader has visions of afterlife before he sadly dies

Paul Robertson, founder of the distinguished Medici Quartet, died in a London hospital on July 26. Paul, a vivid and wonderfully articulate character, was 63. He had suffered from heart disease for several years.

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Before he died, Paul wrote a memoir, Soundscapes: A Musician’s Journey Through Life and Death, in which he describes near-death experiences and the ‘proofs’ he received of life after death. It will be published next month by Faber & Faber. In the beyond, he writes, the angels smell of aftershave.

In a deathbed interview with the Times, he said: ‘All you can hope to do is to enrich that land that must be called death.’

Paul will be sorely missed.

 

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  • Nuisance you can’t read the Times thing without taking out a subscription.

    Any chance of cutting and pasting it, Norman?

    What does SD stand for, John? Not into acronyms I’m afraid. Thanks!

  • I remember having once met Robertson after a concert of the quartet, a most amaible man and excellent performer. It’s a sad story. The quartet had (has?) an interesting programme policy and the players were wonderful at the concert.

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