Picturing Music

One of the joys and challenges of this blog is to find ways to convey in words what a piece of music is like.  I usually try to paint 'word-pictures' and hope that this is successful in at least some small way. How delighted I was to stumble across this post by Creative Review, which highlights an…

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…