R.I.P. David Bowie

Everyone will know by now, I am sure, about the death of David Bowie earlier today. I am no Bowie aficionado; nor am I going to try and top the myriad tributes, quotes, articles etc that have been pouring in about him, his life and his work. But I wanted to make sure that this…

No Mere Bagatelles

When we have breakfast, we tend to have the BBC's Classical Music Radio Station (Radio 3) playing in the background.  Usually this provides a beautiful low-key score to our morning routine.  But every now and again they play something which demands nothing but one's utmost attention and dedication. This happened a couple of days ago…