Wonderful story from the BBC this morning.
On the one hand :
"Lloyds Banking Group has more than doubled its pre-tax profits to £2.5bn for the half year to 30 June. In the same period last year, the lender made £1.2bn. "
While, on the other :
"Lloyds Banking Group is cutting 3,000 jobs and closing 200 branches as the lender braces for a cut in interest rates following the Brexit vote."
Surely it is time to crack down on such criminal behaviour and make banks accountable to the government, especially since, in this case, the taxpayer owns 10% of the company.
Mozart's perfect 25th symphony damn near perfectly performed by Josef Krips. Great sq, too. Recorded in the 1960s, I think. Shows the modern 'authentic instrument' brigade how it should be done in terms of nuanced delicacy and rhythmic lightness of touch.
Telemann's set of solo flute fantasias (about an hour long) are, for me, much more approachable when transcribed for oboe.
Excellent music, endlessly fascinating.
The Britten solo oboe suite is one of my favourite works by the composer.