Late Mix review: Britten

Last night, I was at Sage Gateshead Hall Two reviewing the first Late Mix concert of the season for Bachtrack. The programme was built around Britten’s first and last major works – the Sinfonietta and the 3rd string quartet. The final movement of the string quartet, was an absolute revelation to me. It’s quite simply one of those pieces of music that makes the world a better place.

http://www.bachtrack.com/review-royal-northern-sinfonia-britten-late-mix

Brahms German Requien

I was back at Sage Gateshead last night for the opening night of the Royal Northern Sinfonia season, which I reviewed for Bachtrack:

http://www.bachtrack.com/review-german-requiem-northern-sinfonia-sage-gateshead

One thing I didn’t mention in my review was an amusing programme translation error, where someone was being too literal. Apparently we will awake from the dead at at the sound of the last trombone. For the trombone shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible.
I’ve known too many trombone players not to find this idea childishly hilarious.