A Case of the Hee-bee She-bees!
This week sees Mozart’s Nozze di Figaro come to Nice Opera. “The Marriage of Figaro”. Go. (And to those who disobeyed last week, not going to the Vienna […]
Fill the Vienna Phil!
Go. Stand not upon excuses, but go: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Monaco, 12th January The Vienna Philharmonic. Yes, the VPO. Wiener Philharmoniker. Vienna Phil. This is the completely legendary […]
The Smallest Room
I’ve been away a lot and have not had the devotion to write on the move. Now we pass through that holiday season of excess. Both these passages […]
Unexpect the Expected
This weekend! And on!! Oddly, on this coast of ours down the road from where Picasso, Matisse, Chagall, Dufy, Léger, Renoir and so many others painted so many […]
F A Q
The abbreviation FAQ is quite recent, and ubiquitous; the Fine Arts Quartet is neither. And we have just been treated here in the South of France to two […]
Diana. She never met me but she winked.
I do remember when Kennedy was shot. Dad and I were washing our hands after an autumnal bonfire – I was 8 years old – and Mum came […]
Seeking the Cool from a Sizzler
This weather! I have been lazied by the heat more than any summer I can recall. I read of rain in Scotland with envy. To meet a friend […]
Ladies and Gentlemen: The Cherry and the Willow.
I’m not usually distracted by sport, but this summer has so far been tricky to avoid. Federer and all that. But it is the cricket that has […]
The Fan Who Mistook My Hat For A Hockney
Well, my first blog for AngloInfo. Daunting as a blank canvas. I look back at those old copies of The Spectator that Dad used to read, with […]