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.