21 January, 1996
20th Anniversary of The Beethoven Fund
Concert in Celebration of the life of
5th December 1915 – 21st January 1995
generously sponsored by
Alastair Salvesen of Dawnfresh Seafoods Limited
in the presence of
Her Majesty Queen Anne-Marie of Greece
presented the life of pianist/conductor/photographer Ezra Rachlin,
Vice Chairman of The Beethoven Fund.
and the Cellists of The London Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Richard Markson
presented by Ann Rachlin
At the end of the concert the audience was surprised to see Michael Aspel and TV cameras approaching the stage to say “THIS IS YOUR LIFE, ANN RACHLIN”. The audience was invited to go to the bar for free drinks and then return to their seats where the show would be recorded for television. Those taking place in THIS IS YOUR LIFE included Lord Yehudi Menuhin, Sir Georg Solti and Lord Robert Runcie, Archbishop of Canterbury.
See video tributes from André Previn, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Lord Runcie, Lord Menuhin Sir Georg Solti and HRH Princess Michael of Kent