Damian Thompson Damian Thompson

Age concern | 21 January 2016

And was Gustavo Dudamel happy with Barenboim’s Morton Feldman speeds in the Brahms? It certainly saved Barenboim from playing too many wrong notes

Daniel Barenboim back at the Festival Hall! Cue The Grand March of the Musical Luvvies Across Hungerford Bridge, a bustling overture by Karl Jenkins in which a trombone farts out the epigrams of Simon Callow and the violas mimic the gentle swing of David Mellor’s shoulder-length bob — modelled, I’m told, on Anna Ford’s barnet c.1982.

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