London mourns new-music pioneerNews
John Woolf, the Covent Garden violinist who ran the Park Lane Group for 65 years, has died aged 91.
PLG was a January festival where new artists, many still at college, got to perform new music. Since nothing else was going on in early January, they tended to get reviews in natonal newspapers. For many – John Ogdon, the Arditti Quartet, it was the launchpad to an international career.