Death of a noted London leader

There is a death notice in today’s Times for Barry Griffiths, former leader of the BBC Philharmonic, the Royal Philharmonic, and most distinctively, the English National Opera orchestras.

Barry was 81.

He leaves eight children and 19 grandchildren.


Here’s how good he was.


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  • Barry also had an OBE, although he was far too modest to mention it. A wonderfully kind man, as well as an incredible musician – I feel privileged to have known him. May he rest in peace

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