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Musician of the world: A tribute to Andrew Davis

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ABR Arts 09 December 2019

Musician of the world: A tribute to Andrew Davis

by
ABR Arts 09 December 2019

One day, whilst I was in King’s College, Cambridge, a friend of mine asked if I would conduct a small group for a performance of a Haydn divertimento. From then on I knew that conducting was the career in music that I would follow.

Andrew Davis, 2002

 

The trouble with musical longevity as it affects conductors, especially ones we see often, is they are always the age we expect them to be as against the age they once were. From the vantage point of the present, therefore, it is tempting to regard Sir Andrew Davis as having always been the person he is now; a sort of reverse-Peter Pan whose youth we are incapable of imagining.