Andy Porter Death, Obituary – We are saddened to inform everyone that our fellow club member Andy Porter has passed away. Our hearts go out to Andy’s family and friends. “Shockers” was a long-time member of both the Celica Car Club and the Toyota Car Club, both of which he joined in the past.
First, he was a member of the Celica Car Club, and then he became a member of the Toyota Car Club. In addition to this, Andy was a board member of the executive committee for the Celica Car Club. Andrew Porter was largely considered as the most knowledgeable and perceptive music critic of his time period. He passed away at the age of 86 after a long and distinguished career.
He was a writer of intimidating erudition and a prose stylist of the first order; he was also rather generous with his immense knowledge and put it to good use in the service of the art that he committed his entire life to. He was known for his work in the field of writing.
His primary interests lay in opera as well as vocal music, and he had an active connection with Opera magazine from the year 1953 up until the year he passed away in the following year. Verdi was the focus of his knowledge and devotion; he is famous for finding the performing materials of the full original version of Don Carlos in the library of the Paris Opera and then reassembling them piece by piece. This was the accomplishment that brought him fame.
This led to the discovery of nearly an hour’s worth of additional music, which led to the reconstruction of the piece being performed by the Metropolitan Opera in New York City and published in 1974. Nevertheless, despite the fact that he and David Rosen authored a helpful sourcebook on Verdi’s Macbeth in 1984, Andrew never wrote the in-depth study of the composer or of opera in general that would have been his natural subjects.
This is despite the fact that they were the authors of a book that was published in 1984. Instead, he was constantly obsessed by the daily and weekly deadlines that he was forced to meet. This kept him from giving much attention to anything else.
During his time as a student at Bishops Diocesan college, he served as a keyboard player for the orchestra and accompanied rehearsals as well as played continuo for the conductor Albert Coates. His father, Andrew, was a dentist, and his mother, Vera (née Bloxham), was his mother.
He was born in Cape Town, South Africa. His father worked in the dental profession. After that, he attended University College, Oxford, from 1947 until 1950, where he not only studied English but also served as an organ scholar. He graduated with a degree in English. It was around this time that he was introduced to his key advisor, the author Desmond Shawe-Taylor.