Archive for August, 2009

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August 31st, 2009

  • Made astonishing discovery of Schumann's E flat quartet on Saturday night at divine Woolpit church… #
  • …so endlessly fascinating, exciting, new and ravishing. Made the Brahmes seem dull. Music in Country Churches (I'm a trustee) is wonderful #

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August 29th, 2009

  • Just spent 3 days at my Voices Foundation AT (the whole team!) Conference in Manchester. BRILLIANT. PROUD. #
  • We are launching our own music resource – INSIDE MUSIC – which is the only comprehensive music education scheme… #
  • … I will get it into China! #
  • … Of its kind WORLDWIDE. It is outstanding. I want to get it published by Novello, where I am choral advisor, and used in many languages #
  • Tonight Music in Country Churches event. On duty! #
  • Now that Oasis has split, PATCH WILLIAM can step right in. 1st album nearly ready! 🙂 #

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August 27th, 2009

  • Sublime rapture! Tristan at Glyndebourne today. Go see it if it's the last thing you do. #
  • We went as guests of wonderful Sir David Walker. He is completing his corporate governance report on banking system for govt #

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August 26th, 2009

  • Teddy Kennedy has died. Sad for me as he was last US link to Aunt Pam (Digby) Harriman. Worrying for Obama's Health Reform #

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August 24th, 2009

  • Alimentum in Cambridge is unexpectedly COOL. REALLY good food and GOOD live jazz on Tuesdays. We went last night. #

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August 21st, 2009

  • Australia have "had it" says Boycott! 🙂 #
  • Last night held little dinner for Sir Bob and Mary Hepple. His view is that they should have expedited the Lockerby bomber's appeal. #
  • To New Forest for sporty weekend with Clive and Sue Hollick. And HER father, Ulrik, Trinidadian .. #
  • …who introd me to Bend in the River by V S Napul, his old friend, which led me to the trilogy that opens up a revelatory understanding … #
  • … Africa! READ THEM in sequence. 1. Bend in the River. 2. The Grass is Singing (Lessing) 3. A Traitor's Heart (Malan) #
  • Oops. They have SWINE 'FLU so back we go #

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August 17th, 2009

  • … The GORMLEYs are sensational and so was everything else, partic the Chapman brothers' dinosaurs. Wow #

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August 16th, 2009

  • Today lunch party in the garden and GORMLEY SCULPTURE exhib at Jesus College. World Class and UNMISSABLE… #

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August 14th, 2009

  • Fitzwilliam museum yesterday for DARWIN exhib. It's brilliant. Shows connections with Art and more. It's a MUST. Use audio guide. #

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August 12th, 2009

  • Never seen so much rain in Cambridge as Fri night. Swam from Loch Fyne fish restaurant to bar for lovely Ukranian 30th party. Soaked th … #
  • Last night Boheme at Holland Park Opera was surprisingly WONDERFUL. 2 perf left. Highly recommended… #
  • .. I challenge you not to cry in the last act. #