Gounod’s superb St. Cecilia Mass was his first work to be performed in public in Rome. Official name is "Messe solennelle en l’honneur de Sainte-Cécile”. Picture taken last week at La Sainte Trinité in Paris.

In the wee small hours …

Music is one of my great passions. Not just classical. At the beginning of this month we went to visit some friends in Grenoble and we spent hours on end, until very very very late, listening to those brilliant Winterreise Lieder by Schubert, the great romantic Austrian composer. Bill Carrothers, maybe a new kind of... Continue Reading →

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