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...
Rockabye

Rockabye

In a dingy Viennese coffee house, the woman behind the bar isn’t just enjoying her playlist on the PA system – she is joining in, her grainy voice (Austrian accent fully Americanised) rising above the whoosh of the milk frother, ‘So rockabye, rockabye…’ I admire...

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