Trout Quintet & Quartet for the End of Time
Saw the ACO’s latest concert tonight (see above – I can’t be bothered typing it out again (even though I’ve no doubt typed more letters typing this than I would have typing out the proper title, but oh well, best to cut one’s losses before they get too great, because I wouldn’t want to waste any more letters than were necessary after all, would I now, no, definitely not, definitely wouldn’t want to do that)). Schubert was good. Messiaen was great.
I had something to talk about tonight, and I’ve forgotten it. Getting old, getting old.
I also thought I should mention that, at the point in Anna Karenina (spoiler alert), in Part Three, where Anna is getting rather annoyed at her husband, and is determining that she should leave him, and is rationalising herself out of the situation – I thought that that was a much more realistic reaction to circumstances than Sylvia in Parade’s End. But then Sylvia was a much nastier character.