Oh God help me!! In my defence, I had been working night shift and everything has been a bit hazy.
Originally Posted by Chris Newman
Having said that, I took my beloved wife to Worcester to see the Elgar Birthplace this weekend. (Her first visit but my... well, I've been there a few times!) I did have a listen to the du Pre recording at the listening post and found it very moving.
Such great music.
My beloved and I went to visit the Elgar Birthplace in 1995: it was shut! (I think it was their "closed" day we found out later) - we contented ourselves looking round the garden (seeing the dogs' graves) and looking through the window. (I'd been hoping to buy a score of the Violin Concerto, the only major work of Elgar's I didn't have.)
Later in the week we went to William Morris' house in Bibury, "the most beautiful village in England": guess what?! Nice bay tree in the front garden. This was our first holiday together - we've always checked opening times since!
Do you mean Kelmscott, Ferns? Morris did indeed describe Bibury as "the most beautiful village in England" (although I think he said that before thousands of tourists overran it each day, and the place was infested with gift shops and tea rooms) but actually lived a few miles down the road in an even quieter corner of the Cotswolds.
Originally Posted by ferneyhoughgeliebte
Last edited by Panjandrum; 24-04-12 at 19:05.
Try his BBC music magazine freebie live version of the Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique with the BBC SO in Tokyo , it will blow your socks off!!.
Originally Posted by Barbirollians
I did, indeed, Panjy: we visited both places on the same day. Quite right about the Gift/Tea Shops; fortunately, we went towards the end of September so it wasn't quite so crowded.
Originally Posted by Panjandrum
They played the first movement on Breakfast this morning . I wasn't overly impressed - all a bit careful for me .