41. Mozart mixing elegance with fun

We love this movement from Mozart’s 5th – and last – violin concerto, written to play himself, at the age of 19. It’s elegant and sophisticated and then wild and free.  It’s a great piece for a dance around your … Listen

33: Summer! All paddling pools and ice-cream?

…Not for Vivaldi. His Summer is all oppressive heat, flies and sudden storms; brilliantly realised in music that’s short, intense and too hot to handle: Music here:   (ending at 46’20” – it’s a performance of the complete Four Seasons) or … Listen