Lloyd Webber cuts one orchestra, records with anotherOrchestras
It became known last week that there would be just 14 players in The Phantom of the Opera pit when it reopens in the West End in June after the composer agreed to reduced orchestration.
Today, Andrew Lloyd Webber has has brought together 81 musicians to record symphonic suites from three of his musicals for Decca.
The recording is being made in the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, refurbished by Lloyd Webber’s LW Theatres at a cost of £60m.
One hand giveth what the other taketh away.