Music, My Diary

Strike!

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San Lorenzo

The consequences of Friday’s (always Friday) strike, was that I had to go to Milan pretty early, which of course meant window shopping one of the most dangerous occupations that exist!

I decided to walk from Duomo to  Largo Mahler where the Milan Auditorium stands and I’m glad I did because it was a lovely mild Autumn evening and I went by  some interesting buildings. I love Le Colonne di San Lorenzo because it’s where people gather before going off for their evening out, so there is a special quality of excitement and expectation in the air.

This week we had a concert which grouped the music around the theme of water: Smetana’s Moldova, Britten’s Four Sea Interludes from “Peter Grimes” and Zemlinsky’s Die Seejungfrau. I quote from the programme: “Water as symbol  of a nation and its culture, water as keeper of memories and pain, water as a fabled universe inhabited by magic creatures!” A great evening.