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  • Ian Kemp, Alexander Goehr, Oliver Neighbour, Karl Miller, Hugh Wood, David Matthews, Robin Maconie and Anthony Payne...


In 1953 or thereabouts a London concert was announced containing the British première of Pierrot Lunaire, an epoch-making work as appeared to be the case from every book on music history I had been able to lay my hands on. So I got the score from the Pendlebury Library in the Cambridge Music School and duly became fascinated and perplexed. I then had a visit from David Drew, an undergraduate one year ahead of me. He had also wanted to see the score and had asked Charles Cudworth, the Pendelbury Librarian, how he could get in touch with the person who had taken it out. This was how I got to know David.



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