For a 25-year-old violinist, the programmed look ambitious – Bach’s great Chaconne, Brahms’ late D. minor sonata, and Debussy’s elusive G. minor sonata
Sonata was in wrong sequence
The practice of planning concert programmes in chronological sequence of works is firmly established, but perhaps there are occasions when the traditions should be relinquished.
Iolanthe easy on the ear
Just 25 years ago, G.B. Shaw’s plays were the last word in fashionable heresy. They are almost forgotten now, while the older Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, whose barbs are certainly gentler, but which prod at some of the same venialities, always find an audience.