Just looked back at the season - don't even quite remember which concerts we went to.... with one exception, this unforgettable gem:
Wednesday 10 September 2003 10.00pm
J. S. Bach - Cantata No. 170, 'Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust', BWV 170
Rameau - L' Apothéose de la Dance (suite devised Minkowski)
Handel - Ariodante, HWV 35
Les Musiciens du Louvre
Marc Minkowski conductor
Anne Sofie Otter mezzo-soprano
"The isle is full of noises... Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not"
The Tempest, Act III scene 2 ll 148-9
Too much Beethoven,not enough Bax (being picky).
"Music is the best means we have of digesting time".
W. H. Auden
“Every piece of music is a rehearsal of one’s life,” - Sir Colin Davis
Chamber Music proms are more impressive for me than RAH stuff. So far.