Chris Parkes, first horn at Swedish Radio, has sent us his unbuttoned interview with Nick Busch, the LPO legend, whose death we mourn.
Nick pulls not punches about players and conductors. He knew what he liked and he gave his all.
Sample: My heroes were Dennis Brain and, until he went haywire, Alan Civil. He was a pain in the arse as a person but a great player. I always liked to think that I made a sound similar to those two. The old English sound, with notes that start properly. None of your woofy woofy sound! When it went wrong it went wrong! It wasn’t a conscious decision – I’d always been told I’d made a nice sound but I just blew the thing really. If you’d ever heard Dennis Brain live, it was something else!’
Read the full interview here.