My personal diary of things that interest me, for those who know me, or would like to.
Thursday, 23 August 2012
Has anyone else just finished watching/listening to tonight's Prom on BBC4? I do hope so. Messiaen's massive 'Turangalila Symphony', billed by the composer as a celebration of love, which it is, but also a firework display of virtuosity, not to mention a bundle of laughs; then a brilliant ten-minute piece called 'HandsFree', by Anna Meredith, which is anything but - no instruments! All performed by the gorgeously exuberant National Youth Orchestra. For the moment, my belief in the human spirit is reaffirmed.