Contemplative Christmas 2


Seeing Janet Baker live and meeting her backstage at Glyndebourne was a never-to-be-forgotten thrill of a lifetime. It still thrills me – thirty years later.

The Immortal Jukebox

And breathe again!

Janet Baker is an artist of the highest order.

Her utter technical command and her ability to unerringly find emotional truth resulted in a legendary career garlanded with landmark recordings and never to be forgotten stage performances.

Her performance of, ‘Che faro senza Euridice’ will live with me always as I make my journey through the dark wood.

Spirit refreshing music courtesy of John Dowland who can genuinely be described as a Renaissance Man in view of the time he lived in and the depth of his talents as a composer, Lutenist and singer.

His works will enter your consciousness like a pebble dropped into a pond with ever widening circles of effect.

Julian Bream is another musician with, ‘The Touch’.

Music played by Bream flows purely and naturally from his fingers to our hearts.

Devotees of Chopin and his piano works, especially The Nocturnes, can spend…

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