Mozart’s Requiem is a remarkably intimate work. I’ve always thought so, always felt the benefit of its modest intensity. An unwavering promise is built into its musical foundations that gives it a strangely restorative quality.
Those lovely people at Aldeburgh Music (actually, I mean ‘Snape Maltings’) have sent out their delicious printed brochure ahead of the 2017 Aldeburgh Festival.
As you would expect from East Anglia’s finest music festival, the font is a delight, the layout delicious, and the printer ink heady.
There was a time when I wrote endless words to describe the experience of a concert. God only knows why anyone read those posts. They were a waste of everyone’s time.
This evening’s concert at the Barbican – Rattle conducting the LSO in a performance of Mahler’s 6th – reminds me of those previous efforts.