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Peter’s Corner: Thoughts on Music IV


My worst musical experiences definitely include the awful song which I heard on the radio on the morning of Saturday May 31, a doleful song in German about a dead cat sung in German by a boy soprano who had a perversely shrill voice, a song which I awarded minus 2 points or the Rotten Cabbage Prize for 1996. There were three concerts in churches that caused me to feel unwilling ever again to attend a concert in a church. They were firstly a performance of the Messiah in a curiously chilly, cold, eerie church with cold grey stone that … Read More »