[Bachtrack] Well worth the trip to Cardiff. Amazing opera.
“And are you still in touch with Ella?”
“Oh, you know, every now and then; she’ll sometimes ring round all us girls and tell us she needs us to come over that Saturday and we’ll all have to pretend we’re still students for a bit; it’s not really the same though; I don’t really get on with her boyfriend for a start – she lives with him – he’s a nice guy, ex-army actually, but to be honest he’s kind of possessive and I don’t really think he likes us being over there; he’s always just a bit cold, you know? Like he’ll just hide out in their bedroom all evening and barely even come in and say hi, which might just be him being polite, because he’s trying to give us all space to catch up, but I kind of get the impression that’s just what he does anyway to be honest; Ella never talks about their actual relationship, she just goes on about their sex life, which I can’t stand at all; we never actually had those sorts of talks when we were students; it just feels really forced, you know? But anyway, they’ve got this iguana.”
[Bachtrack] Went slightly nuts for this one. It was really very good indeed.
[Bachtrack] Some new pieces by an interesting new organisation.
[Bachtrack] Hope Street Tunnel Blues III is quite the piece. This was apparently its UK premiere. Worth the wait.
[Bachtrack] Nice concert with two world premieres.
[Bachtrack] Four works, all new to London.
[Bachtrack] Pretty varied concert, overall not a successful one. Concluding piece should not have happened.
[Bachtrack] This was great; two really excellent Stravinsky works, incredibly well performed.
[One Stop Arts] Confusing in concept. And execution.
[Bachtrack] A pleasant if small-scale concert.
[Bachtrack] This was certainly an interesting evening. Absolutely massive mosquito.
[Bachtrack] Rest is Noise gig, nominally. Great playing though. Bronfman phenomenal.
Is this something 25-year-olds do? Because I did this on my journeys both to and from London this Easter weekend, during which I turned 25. I’m not usually particularly talkative, I guess, so I consider this notable.
[Bachtrack] My first experience of the LSO / Gergiev Brahms / Szymanowski pairing. Intriguing.