Recently I stumbled over the simplest yet most profound message, somewhere I least expected it - in a children s story. It said: "have courage and be kind." In my opinion this is all it takes and sums it all up. "Basically it's all quite simple!" "Have courage": be open, don't be afraid of change or the new and the unknown, dare to go out there and do things, believe in yourself and be who you really are. "Be kind": always consider, listen, include and appreciate the people and the world around you, because in one way or another we are connected with everyone and everything.
The latest instalment in a series which continues to garner the highest critical plaudits. The Orlando Consort bring their customary virtues of ‘supreme text-sensitivity and beauty of tone’ (Early Music Today) to another recital showcasing the breadth of Machaut’s musical and poetic inventiveness.