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…

There are no facts, only interpretations*

I recently took a train from Newcastle in England to Edinburgh in Scotland - a journey lasting about 90 minutes and one which I do regularly.  But this particular trip was marked out by the drama in the carriage in which I had, by happenstance, ended up. It was the 'Quiet Coach'.  Is this a…