An Englishman of forty years residence in Wales pontificates about politics (slightly off-message), films and trivia. Secretary of Aberavon and Neath Liberal Democrats. Candidate for Neath in the Westminster elections of 1997 & 2017 and the Welsh general election of 2016.
Friday, 30 January 2015
Midwife of the symphony
Today is the 300th anniversary of Wagenseil, famous in his own day but now overshadowed by Mozart and the Haydns. However, he deserves to be remembered for his moulding the symphony in the form we know it today.