It’s strange the different strands of culture we constantly negotiate. The Rolling Stones bring out a new album and this comes hot on the heels of the Brandenburg Orchestra’s ravishing homage to seventeenth-century music which left those who saw it staggered. The guest director Théotime Langlois de Swarte used his baroque violin to make Vivaldi and Purcell seem like miracles of psychological intensity and the whole performamnce had a glorious purity of articulation as if the apprehension of the baroque had been reinvented before the audience’s eyes.
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