Arrival at London’s St Pancras Station

After a taxi ride of an hour and half, we finally arrive at the BBC archives.

Vinyl Heaven!

One of the first tape recorders, a Stille-Marconi dating back to 1933

A 1937 Philips Miller tape recorder!

The corridors of the sheet music department

A vinyl measuring 50 cm used for archives early in the 20th century, with the appropriately sized turntable to read it

Hard to imagine the real dimensions but this vinyl is truly gigantic

In the midst of the BBC’s vinyl shelves

Each shelf contains thousands of records

Ditto for the tapes

This is what we came for: the film of Schumann's Concerto by André Navarra with Barbirolli in 1962

We connect and calibrate the machine that will play the video tape

Michel Navarra, André's son, is about to listen to this marvel.

It's all working out beautifully.

Frédéric D'Oria-Nicolas seems satisfied.