Earworms and God Save Whoever…

Earworms and God Save Whoever…

Have you ever suffered the annoyance of an ear-worm, that tune which refuses to leave your head? It seems to be connected with some sort of subconscious mechanism that feels the need to latch on to music and repeat and repeat and repeat. My ear worms often embed...
Summer Lockdown Concert – Poulenc/Strauss/Marx

Summer Lockdown Concert – Poulenc/Strauss/Marx

Come back from the beach to – A concert on one of the hottest days of the year in the cool and beautiful peace of a locked down High Street, Oxford. https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=622418388404037 Poulenc surreal cheek and joy. Straussian sensuality and...
Quarantine Song

Quarantine Song

So – schools are dismissed. Of my four students due for lessons this morning, only two turn up – the other two already in isolation at home. Seventeen year-old David [name changed] arrives promptly at 8.45, complaining of a gunky chest but sure it...
Sublime

Sublime

Aha – I just found a review of the Bach Christmas Oratorio I sang in before Christmas – ‘sublime alto’ they call me.¬†https://www.great-milton.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Dec-2019.pdf Of course, I was far too concerned with my...