A deliciously wicked version of Monteverdi’s song Ohime ch’io cado, which also features one of my favourite early music instruments, the cornett. For those who haven’t yet seen this particular performance, I don’t want to spoil too much, except to say that being able to surrender yourself completely to music like this is the most wonderful thing, especially when you’re doing it with other people. It doesn’t happen to me often enough because I’m no good at relinquishing control and I can never quite let myself go, so it’s a great joy to watch other people achieving that magical state.
A tightly constructed programme of music by Graźyna Bacewicz. Paul HIndemith and Dmitri Shostokovich reflects both the musical and political moods of the 1930s and 40s.