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In this latest video OAE violinist and musicologist Roy Mowatt explores what gives Handel’s music its mass, immediate appeal:
Join us tomorrow for A celebration of Handel, live at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Ahead of our all-Handel programme tomorrow night at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, we caught up with OAE leader and director for this concert, Alison (Ally) Bury…
Monsters – inner and outer, real and metaphorical.
Which mobile number do you call the most?
My husband, Richard Earle, OAE oboist. But I prefer my landline.
What – or where – is perfection?
A summer walk on the South Downs followed by tea and cakes.
Who is your favourite hero from fiction (book/comic/film/opera) – and why?
Difficult to choose just one – but I love Rose Aubrey, the narrator of Rebecca West’s The Fountain Overflows, one of the few novels which gives a convincing account of a musician’s life.
What’s your favourite ritual?
Doing the Guardian cryptic crossword with my husband over a cup of tea. Read the rest of this entry »