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  • By terry johns
    Oct 2, 2011
    John Wilson writes -- Andre Previn once pointed out that there are, say, ten great orchestras in the world and each contains, on average, eighty or so musicians. By that calculation, about 800 orchestral players are responsible for producing all of the truly great orchestral music that happens on the ENTIRE planet. For over four decades, Terry Johns was one of them - and during a time when the music business was littered with what we affectionately call ‘characters’. It’s often lamented that there aren’t as many of them around now as there used to be; and as a conductor I suppose I’m grateful that orchestras are a bit better behaved these days - but I reveled in reading tales of the ‘old days’ and how musicians then, as now, had to survive by their wits. That said, this wonderful book is by no means just a bunch of musicians’ funny stories; here is a collection of insightful and thought-provoking letters from a richly-intelligent human being and master musician, much-loved by his... More > colleagues the world over. I'm proud to be one of them. John Wilson< Less
  • By Harold Wells
    Aug 4, 2011
    Amazing and fascinating insight into the world of top, world class music-making and into the lives of some of those who performed it. An extremely riveting and interesting read, well presented by this wonderfully talented true gentleman of the music world.
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Product Details

January 7, 2012
Hardcover (dust-jacket)
Interior Ink
Black & white
0.68 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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