LSO General Manager (1968–73)
The LSO is sad to announce the death of former General Manager, Harold Lawrence, on 22 August 2011 in California; he was 88.
Harold Lawrence was born and brought up in New York. He had always wanted to be a concert pianist but at age 15, started too late. Instead his career began at WQXR Radio and in 1956 he became Music Director of Mercury Records. His editing skills became legendary and it was at this time that he brought together the LSO and conductor Antal Dorati. Over the next ten years this winning combination made a series of acclaimed recordings.