Friday, April 13, 2018

Plus ça change


'They sit there like a lot of stuffed pigs!' was the comment Elgar made to his friend W.H Reid, leader of the Queen's Hall Orchestra, after the lukewarm reception given to the Second Symphony at its premiere in 1911.

I will shortly stop adding links on social media to my posts. Instead email notifications of future Overgrown Path articles can be received by registering on the side-bar. Disconnection from social media means messages sent by Facebook will not reach me. If you want to correspond by email please add a comment to this post including your email address. This will be picked up prior to moderation and, of course, will not be published.

3 comments:

John Blackburn said...

I follow your RSS feed, which should continue to work, no?

Pliable said...

John, yes indeed it will continue to deliver Overgrown Paths in a 100% data harvesting-free form.

Graeme said...

It's a pity that you show the account Boult recorded towards the end of his life,or at least I link that cover to the 1970s. The 1940s version had much more vim and vigour