A London recital by Julian Jacobson,
heard by ROBERT ANDERSON
Artists at the church of St Martin-in-the-Fields enter beneath the innocent and playful eyes of a gilded cherub, whereas the audience must stare throughout at an east window that no longer features the nineteenth-century 'Ascension' disposed of by Adolf Hitler, but a decentralized egg as main feature of a more or less geometrical design. Any significant rise in the music's dynamics on 29 October 2010 transformed the egg into a rugger-ball that my febrile mind instantly wished to pass on to my unsuspecting neighbour.
Mr Jacobson had fortunately, and to our great pleasure, to concentrate exclusively on his grand piano, even if he might have wished, in Purcell's keyboard Suite No 6, that it was a harpsichord...
Copyright © 4 November 2010 Robert Anderson,