THE speaker at the February meeting of Frodsham Recorded Music Society was Brian Pidgeon, an administrator of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
He also worked with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, where he eventually became involved almost entirely with the recording activities of that orchestra.
He learned the piano from the age of five and at Stock-port Grammar School took to the organ and became involved with choirs.
A feature of the evening was the natural passing references dealing with famous people such as Mark Elder as a young woodwind colleague in the NYO, Christian Black-shaw, Charles Groves, Benjamin Britten, Peter Peers, Alec Fearon, Malcolm Arnold, Ron Goodwin, Ian Tracey, Rumon Gamba and Gerard Hoffnung.
The music had connections with incidents in his history and included Beethoven's 7th Symphony, Holst's Uranus, an awe-inspiring excerpt from Stanford's Stabet Mater and a song from Hindemith's Op9 Song Cycle.
The April meeting will be entitled Travels Without a Donke y by Kath Hewitt.