Post by Sally Thompson Post by Birthday Monitor
Birthday News for today, 26 May: Siderius Nuncius.
Am I the only one awake and therefore the first to wish you many happy
Thanks for all the good wishes, chums. It was a pretty low-key day, but
I did manage to hear some live music, which is always good, and to
absorb a couple of glasses of Chateauneuf-du-Pape in the evening. <beam>
Just down the road from Nuncius Towers there's a big hall of
residence for students at the Royal College of Music. They have a brief
afternoon concert once a month so that students coming up to exams can
play their exam pieces in front of a real (if small) audience. There
was a preponderance of movements from 19th-Century piano sonatas, which
I'm not that bonkers about (that Brahms goes on a bit sometimes, doesn't
he?), but also a lovely Handel aria and a performance of the Chaconne
from Bach's D minor Partita for solo violin, which was fab.
Er...sorry. You really didn't want to know all that, did you?
Sid (Make sure Matron is away when you reply)