Do I actually understand classical music? Definitely not in the way that I understand dance. After all, I used to do ballet but my experience with a musical instrument is limited. Naturally, that cannot stop me being moved by certain concerts (orchestras would be out of work if that was the case).
I went to my first Philharmonia concert of the season yesterday, titled Sokhiev conducts Berlioz – which included some other pieces too and a sufficiently famous soloist – as these things do. Continue reading