Something old, something new, mark II

Way back in September 2012, when I was still gaily gallivanting around in the gorgeous G's of my collection, I wrote about finding 'something old, something new' in relation to Gershwin's work. The same sentiment occurred to me while listening to a concert I went to a couple of days ago with a dear friend…

Rescue me

I have never thought of Franz Joseph Haydn as heroic. Yet he gallantly came to my rescue twice today. Haydn was a brilliant classical composer, leading the way in the development of things we take so much for granted in music these days, such as the symphony; string quartets; and sonatas. He was a friend…