Edward Johnson writes… “Going back to Bernard Keeffe again, somewhat belatedly, how would you feel about adding him to the Column as a TV presenter? … He introduced a Stokowski broadcast in 1969 which featured the Beethoven 5th – described by Keeffe as “stunning” – and the Schubert 8th. The transmission shows Stokowski’s own ideas about the players’ seating arrangements. The woodwinds are down on his right at the front and the strings are on the left as usual, highlighting the antiphony in the Beethoven. The cellos and basses are strung along at the back, facing the audience. Stokowski always liked a deep bass sound in the orchestra, reminiscent of his organ playing days when his feet were firmly on the pedals!”