Starting From Scratch

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20001226

Ruth Railton, who founded the National Youth Orchestra from the back room of a music shop in 1948, remembers its early days.

Former pupils and teachers such as Mark Elder, Colin Bradbury, Humphrey Maud and Gareth Morris, as well as the orchestra's current musical director, Jill White, pay tribute to Dame Ruth's strength and personality.

20001226

Ruth Railton, who founded the National Youth Orchestra from the back room of a music shop in 1948, remembers its early days.

Former pupils and teachers such as Mark Elder, Colin Bradbury, Humphrey Maud and Gareth Morris, as well as the orchestra's current musical director, Jill White, pay tribute to Dame Ruth's strength and personality.