BASIL RAMSEY looking both ways, but not at once
Looking at our new diary at the beginning of a new year, the vast expanse
of time represented by uncluttered pages suggests that it will last for
ever. Despite this yearly delusion, I, for one, foolishly fall for it without
Keith Bramich suggested this piece for Jan 4 when I was about to enjoy
a family Christmas, so the inevitable happened and I 'left it to nearer
the time', which in reality has brought me so close as to scorch my eyebrows.
I solemnly swear it will never happen again.
One of my pleasures over the last two years has been flicking back the
pages of Music & Vision to remind myself of the variety of subjects
within music we have touched upon. Here, then, is my selection of year 2000
pieces well worth re-reading for both subject matter and treatment. With
everything published in Music & Vision straightforwardly accessible
to readers, you can easily call up any of the following:
If this list seems lengthy, try the complete
index from January 1 1999!
Copyright © 4 January 2001
Basil Ramsey, Eastwood, Essex, UK
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