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August 29, 2018 Susan Elkin

Making eye contact

If the brain is the conductor of the orchestral body (sorry – I’ve probably reviewed too many Proms lately) then of course...

August 24, 2018 Susan Elkin

Mother, 1972

Faintly, automatically, through two open doors she registered the low murmurings from the baby’s bedroom across the hall. Pianissimo. Crescendo would soon...

August 22, 2018 Susan Elkin

Genetic after all?

When My Loved One was first diagnosed with Alzheimer’s one of my first questions to the consultant was “Is it hereditary?” She...

August 21, 2018 Susan Elkin

Prom 43 (Susan Elkin reviews)

Royal Albert Hall, Tuesday 14th August 2018 Famously founded in 1999 by Daniel Barenboim and Edward Said, West-Eastern Divan even looks different...

August 15, 2018 Susan Elkin

A friend indeed

Twice a year a friend stays with us for a fortnight or so. Temporarily, we become a four person (sort of) household:...

August 8, 2018 Susan Elkin

Prom 31 (Susan Elkin reviews)

Osmo Vanska Minnesota Orchestra An all American evening, this concert was an interesting reminder of just how intangibly distinct American music is....

August 8, 2018 Susan Elkin

Mary’s Hand (Susan Elkin reviews)

Tete a Tete: The Opera Festival McCaldin Arts Holy Cross Church, Cromer Street, London He who tires of London tires of life....

August 8, 2018 Susan Elkin

Prom 18 (Susan Elkin reviews)

Royal Albert Hall, Saturday 28 July When Richard Morrison interviewed the Greek/Russian Teodor Currentzis for The Times, ahead of the latter’s Proms debut...

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