Bells On Her Toes – Music Wherever She Goes!

An audio-visual autobiography of Ann Rachlin’s life

Ann says she can now claim to have played almost every female role that Life has to offer – Daughter, granddaughter, sister, wife, mother, fiancée, divorcée,sister-in-law, aunt, niece, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-aunt, stepmother, godmother, lover, partner and now – widow. Along the way she has lived in Leeds, London, Texas, Australia and travelled all over the world, as the wife of the distinguished American conductor/pianist, Ezra Rachlin. Great actors, musicians, artists and composers – Ann has a palette of colourful tales to tell of her personal encounters with the Royal Family, Prime Ministers, filmstars and countless other celebrities.

In her long career, Ann has met some of the most legendary names in the world of theatre and music. In this popular talk, her fascinating personal memories are recalled of (in alphabetical order)

HM King Charles III
Leonard Bernstein
Shura Cherkassky
Maurice Chevalier
Joanna David
Dame Judi Dench
Diana, Princess of Wales
Sammy Fain
Emilia Fox
Freddie Fox
Edward Fox
Clement and Jill Freud
Emma Freud
Dame Evelyn Glennie CH
Sir Alec Guinness
Sir Edward Heath
Barry Humphries
Mindru Katz
David Kossoff
Lorin Maazel
Marino Marini
Lee Merriwether (the original Catwoman)
Lord Yehudi Menuhin
Bob Monkhouse
Anne-Sophie Mutter
Dennis Norden
Peter O’Toole
Tyrone Power
Andre Previn
Prince Harry
Prince and Princess Michael of Kent
Edmundo Ros
Leonard Rose
Mstislav Rostropovich
Archbishop Runcie
Sir Donald Sinden
Sir Georg Solti
Isaac Stern
Leopold Stokowski
Baroness Margaret Thatcher
The King and Queen of Greece
The Prince Edward
Mitsuko Uchida
Sir Peter Ustinov
Maxim Vengerov
Nancy Wilson
Raphael Wallfisch
William, Prince of Wales
Pinchas Zukerman

Question time after this talk often triggers long-forgotten memories and makes for a really entertaining time for both Ann and her audience.


40 mins

Ann Rachlin with André Previn
Ann and Sir Donald Sinden
Lord Runcie appearing on “This Is Your Life, Ann Rachlin”
Prince Edward and Dame Evelyn Glennie