I’m trying to do my own tiny bit to recognise diversity in classical music, and the obvious place to start is Florence Price.
Haydn’s string quartets have been providing a welcome refuge from another week of bad-temper and turbulence in British politics.
After too long basically ignoring Berlioz, I decided I should go on the rollercoaster journey with Faust and Mephistopheles.
Getting past folksongs, hymns and that Lark – a BBC4 documentary prompted me to explore Vaughan Williams’ symphonic response to the First World War.
Introducing my new lockdown listening project, in which I explore some of the gaping holes in my collection in a musical version of snog-marry-avoid.