The nicest man in classical music lays down his batonNews
A wave of regret is running through the musical field at the realisation that next week will see the last public performance of Roger Norrington, classical explorer, conductor and interlocutor.
In contrast to the little Ayatollahs of the early music movement, riger was always comradely, consultative, eager to learn from other musicians. I conducted two extensive conversations with him – one a Lebrecht Interview on the BBC, the other on film in Zurich.
He was always interested in other opinions.
We shall miss him greatly in the rehearsal room.