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'A Day In The Life' cello players
« on: November 27, 2010, 11:57:59 PM »

According to this source the cello players were Francisco Gabarró (=Spanish. He also performed the cello part on 'Yesterday' string quartet), Dennis Vigay, Alan Dalziel and Alex Nifosi.

So, if Francisco Gabarró is named in the first place, this means that he was the principal of the cello section, hence, situated at the very right corner of the conductor..., right??

Cello player #1:



Cello player #2, you can see his face and his left hand behind that violinist (=he shares the music stand with cello player #1):



Cello player #3, you can see his face behind that violinist and in the front middle of those two Double Bass players:



Cello player #4 (=he shares the music stand with cello player #3):



So, my hypothesis read:

From right to left of the photo, the cello players are Francisco Gabarró, Dennis Vigay, Alan Dalziel and Alex Nifosi...  ;)

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Re: 'A Day In The Life' cello players
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2010, 01:10:52 AM »



Currently, Denis (Dennis) Vigay is with The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in London.  He's pictured in the back row, third from the right.
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Re: 'A Day In The Life' cello players
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2010, 09:25:19 AM »



Currently, Denis (Dennis) Vigay is with The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in London.  He's pictured in the back row, third from the right.


Excellent, HG... Thank you very much!! ;)

Pitty that the -presumed- Dennis Vigay in my photo has his face shadowed by the violinist...

Let's hope that other photos of all those cello players can surface...

Best!! ;)

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Re: 'A Day In The Life' cello players
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2010, 11:12:20 AM »

There's footage of the recording of A Day In The Life. Maybe that gives us a better view on the players in the orchestra:
The Beatles - A Day in the Life - Subtitulado en Español
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Re: 'A Day In The Life' cello players
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2010, 02:13:31 PM »

There's footage of the recording of A Day In The Life. Maybe that gives us a better view on the players in the orchestra: The Beatles - A Day in the Life - Subtitulado en Español


Yes, I know...

But the images go so quick that I can't see anything...  ???

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Re: 'A Day In The Life' cello players
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2010, 02:34:54 PM »

Use the pause function. Plus you can take pictures from that.
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Re: 'A Day In The Life' cello players
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2010, 02:38:22 PM »

For instance:



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Re: 'A Day In The Life' cello players
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2010, 02:46:55 PM »

For instance:






Excellent Bobber!! ;)

Three cello players at first shot and four at the second??  ???

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Re: 'A Day In The Life' cello players
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2010, 02:49:37 PM »

On the first shot the bearded man in front (on the 2nd pic) is cut off.
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Re: 'A Day In The Life' cello players
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2010, 02:50:41 PM »

Let's compare this photo:



Currently, Denis (Dennis) Vigay is with The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in London.  He's pictured in the back row, third from the right.


With these ones:

For instance:






Who would you say is Dennis Vigay??  ???

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Re: 'A Day In The Life' cello players
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2010, 03:00:00 PM »

That is really hard to tell. I'll check some other sources tonight.
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« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2010, 03:01:26 PM »

Yes, I know...

Anyway, I guess is one of the two cello players on the left (=#3 and #4). Why?? The first ones (=both with with glasses, and Dennis Vigay doesn' wear glasses at the current photo) seem to be already 'older' by 1967...

Thanks for your unvaluable help!! ;)

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Re: 'A Day In The Life' cello players
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2010, 03:08:47 PM »

Dennis Vigay must be traceable. He will probably know the answer.
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« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2010, 03:17:06 PM »

Dennis Vigay must be traceable. He will probably know the answer.

Oh yes... I tried to find him at the ABRSM in London site. No success so far, but won't be very difficult... ;)

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Re: 'A Day In The Life' cello players
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2010, 07:49:47 PM »

Dennis Vigay must be traceable. He will probably know the answer.

Oh yes... I tried to find him at the ABRSM in London site. No success so far, but won't be very difficult... ;)

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Perhaps Mr. Vigay would like to reminisce.  You can try The National Youth Strings Academy where he's on the coaching team:

http://www.nysastrings.org.uk/nysacoachingteam.html


and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields:  http://www.asmf.org/
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Re: 'A Day In The Life' cello players
« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2010, 07:52:25 PM »

Let's compare this photo:

With these ones:

Who would you say is Dennis Vigay??  ???

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I think he's the cellist on the far left.  That's why I posted a more recent picture of him.
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Re: 'A Day In The Life' cello players
« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2010, 09:29:37 PM »

Perhaps Mr. Vigay would like to reminisce.  You can try The National Youth Strings Academy where he's on the coaching team:

http://www.nysastrings.org.uk/nysacoachingteam.html


and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields:  http://www.asmf.org/



Thnak you very much, HG!! ;)

I wrote to the NYSA. Let's hope they reply me...

Best!! ;)

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« Reply #17 on: November 29, 2010, 09:32:06 PM »

I think he's the cellist on the far left.  That's why I posted a more recent picture of him.

Yes: I agree...

Thank you!! ;)

Pitty we haven't found other photos of Gabarró, Dalziel or Nifosi...  :(

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Re: 'A Day In The Life' cello players
« Reply #18 on: November 29, 2010, 11:07:40 PM »

Well, Xose, while you're looking for pictures of Francisco Gabarró, Alan Dalziel and Alex Nifosi, let's enjoy The Wannabeatles with the Cool Springs Youth Orchestra performing A Day In The Life...

A Day In The Life Wannabeatles with the Cool Springs Youth Orchestra




...and Eleanor Rigby performed by Plattes/Price/Silverman/Westbrook String Quartet...

"Eleanor Rigby" performed by Plattes/Price/Silverman/Westbrook String Quartet
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« Reply #19 on: November 29, 2010, 11:24:32 PM »

...and the original string octet backing Paul McCartney's Eleanor Rigby...

The Beatles - Eleanor Rigby (Strings Only)



Violins:  Tony Gilbert, Sidney Sax, John Sharpe and Jurgen Hess
Violas:  Stephen Shingles and John Underwood
Cellos:  Derek Simpson and Norman Jones
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