symphonic music -
'... spoilt for choice.'
During the last few decades a number of pro-active symphony orchestras are near to equaling the big gun interpretative leaders while performing music of yesterday and the present; ie 'GUNS': the Concertgebouw, Czech Philharmonic, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, London Symphony, Boston Symphony and the New York Philharmonic.
Nonetheless I for one am more than content in the live company of Baltimore Symphony (Maryland), Lahti Symphony (Finland), NHK Symphony (Tokyo), the Simón Bolívar Symphony (Caracas) and others.
In the early 1970s novice cellists were spurred into action by the highly visible Jacqueline du Pré OBE (1945-1987) while across 'The Ditch' violinist Joshua Bell (born 1967) had a similar impact.
In the intervening years instrumental study opportunities have proliferated as never before...
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Masterton, New Zealand