A brief review of an excellent concert at the Wallace Collection by the City Music Foundation. There's a link to their website, where you can find out about the rest of this week's program.
World class Rembrandt and a really intriguing collection of artists' postcards.
A short post on Thomas Lis' outstanding performance of #Chopin at Westminster Cathedral Hall. One of the best performances I've seen so far this year. This in contrast to Matt Helders' woeful turn at King Tut's.
A fun part of the production has been assembling props - a 40s Woodbine astray, an old-fashioned bottle of scotch, a cigarette case and a whiff of 40s in the costume of the characters. And the cast - Anna Rogers, Matt Griffin and Ruari Johnson - have been extraordinarily successful at bringing Musset's characters to life in a faux-Fitzrovian setting.
Recommended by the eldest child Locanda Montin was a perfect place for a late lunch. In a quiet garden we dined on sea bass and spaghetti alle vongole with a bit of Prosecco and Pinot Grigio for fluids. The spaghetti was al dente and had a generous helping of Poseidon’s bounty in the form of…
A must see exhibition for Mussorgsky and Marmontov alone. Shame about the Muzak.
Pizza and jazz. Nice.