My favourite listens of the week

It's been a funny old week - warm enough to go out without a coat, and then back to wintry shivers. Still, we should know better - that old phrase 'cast ne'er a clout 'til May be out' can usually be relied on. Interestingly, it is tempting to think that 'May' refers to the month.…

On this day: celebrating musicians born on 5 January

I heard on the radio this morning that today, 5 January, marks the birth date of several esteemed pianists. I love it when life throws up this kind of happenstance. Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (5 January 1920 – 12 June 1995) was an Italian classical pianist. According to Wikipedia, he is considered one of the greatest…