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Sir Edward Downes

Post 1

h5ringer

I was saddened to learn of the assisted suicide of conductor Sir Edward Downes. For a musician to go blind and then progressively deaf is the cruelest of afflictions.

With his wife suffering from cancer, this has to be an example of circumstances where access to a death of your own choosing should be a mandatory right.

smiley - rosesmiley - peacedove


Sir Edward Downes

Post 2

AlsoRan80

I very much mourn thr death of Sir Edward and his wife.

RIP smiley - rose

I always think of Beethoven when I am feeling slightly sorry for myself. Imagine producing his totally wonderful music and not being able to hear it. That most certainly to me is the the direst of penances. no wonder he was occasionally slightly bad tempered, !!

Christiane.


Sir Edward Downes

Post 3

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

smiley - rosesmiley - peacedove

I completely agree, Maestrosmiley - hug


Sir Edward Downes

Post 4

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

There's some news today you might be interested in: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/8576218.stm

smiley - applause


Sir Edward Downes

Post 5

h5ringer

Good - the right call smiley - ok


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