While we pray the Brexit negotiations won't uproot the current mix of players that give such orchestras their character and depth, as I write, David Davis' team is yet to secure their position. We may still find our orchestras pillaged of their vital DNA.
"I just LOOOOVE London!". There was no denying it: I was irked. I smiled back, concluding that with a chauffeur, personal cook, private jet and entire house on Eaton Square, I really think I could emit happiness too. But when the vastness of this wealth coincides with a love and patronage of culture I lower my musket of resentment and share something extraordinary.
Siegfried sees the turning point in the Ring. Wotan, king of the Gods, renounces his power and crucially wills his destruction. Siegfried, in contrast, begins to become aware of himself, his purpose and potential. Musically the opera also demonstrates an interesting philosophical shift in the music of Wagner.