English mandolinist Hugo D'Alton, whose students included Alison Stephens and Sue Flower, with Igor Stravinsky. The picture was taken during a rehearsal for a concert of Stravinsky's own music at the Festival Hall in 1958.
We had an all-day rehearsal in Oxford Street yesterday for the upcoming London Mandolin Festival concert, with a full turnout of LME players.
It was our first play through with the LMO of works by Packenham, Mandonico, Schrader and Albrechtberger amongst others, accompanied by two flautists. Should be a lovely concert!
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Players, music and plucked strings.