It may not have been the most poetic or philosophical BAL but I enjoyed Rob’s talks on practical points of performances. I wonder, though, if you can call this a building a library which, I assume to mean, is to recommend a CD. Would you go and buy a CD for a work of eight minutes irrespective of everything else on the disc?
I would love to see a BAL on short works from time to time, more than the usual brief surveys on the New Release slot. But I think it has to be a different format from the current one so that the BAL can actually recommend a CD rather than a particular performance of one work. May be to look at collections or projects with the main work in common? All those wonderful early Baroque works… (hint, hint ).