Happy New Year!

I’m delighted to report that I was recently elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. Turning Points and HengeMusic are successfully launched. Complete update of website in progress – watch this space!

BBC 2 Television’s PromsExtra returned on Saturday 25th July for seven weeks, with my Chord of the Week now transformed into Inside the Score, which gives me a wider brief, ranging from the necessary paradox of the Bach Chaconne to the unconscious minds of Irving Berlin & Jerome Kern. I started with a chord, though – all seven notes of the scale at once, in Beethoven 9. Followed by Holst, spelling his own name, the dance songs of Frank Sinatra, Britten on the beach at Aldeburgh, Tchaikovsky running in the wrong direction…

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