BBC Leader dies – SlippediscSlippedisc

norman lebrecht

December 28, 2022

Friends are reporting the death yesterday of Bela Dekany, leader of the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Pierre Boulez, Gennady Rozhdestvensky and John Pritchard.

Bela was 94.

A Holocaust survivor from Hungary, he formed a Dekany String Quartet in Holland in the 1960s before joining the BBC as cncertmaster of its flagship orchestra in 1969.

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