Peyer, Gervase (Alan) de

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Peyer, Gervase (Alan) de (b London, 1926). Eng. clarinettist and conductor. Début, broadcast of Mozart conc. while at school. Founder member, Melos Ens. 1950. Prin. cl., LSO, 1955–71. Dir. LSO wind ens., appearing at Salzburg Fest. 1973. Ass. cond. Haydn Orch. Prof. of cl., RAM, 1959–68. Played with Chamber Music Soc. of Lincoln Center, NY, 1969–89. Gave f.p. of works by Musgrave, Hoddinott, Sebastian Forbes, and others.