It is a mark of the popularity of the BBC Radio 3 lunchtime concerts at London’s Wigmore Hall, and the high calibre of the performers, that these hour-long recitals are regularly sold out. Indeed, when I arrived at the Wigmore to hear Steven Osborne in a programme of music by Rachmaninov and Mussorgsky, there was a long queue of people waiting for returns. I relinquished my spare ticket (concert companion was indisposed) so that someone else could enjoy Osborne’s superb pianistic mastery and sensitive musicality. The theme of the concert was pictures: Mussorgsky’s popular and evergreen Pictures at an Exhibition preceded by a selection of Rachmaninov’s Etudes-Tableaux from the lesser-known Op.33.
Great to be back @englishnationalopera for mesmerising and moving #enosatyagraha. A really beautiful production #opera #Ghandi #PhilipGlass #London
Apple & black pudding Tarte Tatin made by @__max__wilson__ #delicious #homemade #restaurantfood
“We are fortunate to be very good friends and knowing each other so well allows us to trust one another musically on stage giving us confidence to take risks in performances.”
October sunset #autumn #shorterdays #sunset #ChesilBeach #JurassicCoast #Dorset
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We were all in a form of enforced sequestration, imposed on us by our government to protect us from The Virus, and many of us were trying to find a way through those long, dark days, whose sameness and monotony sapped energy and deadened the creative impulse.
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