Whilst Robin was out last night I thoroughly enjoyed watching most of the 'Last night of the Proms'.
Conductor, Jiri Belohlavek, did a wonderful job and produced excellent performances from all the musicians.
The BBC Symphony Orchestra seemed to be having a ball, after what has been a very busy season for them.
To see so many people around the country, enjoying the music and the tradition of the Last Night, is very touching indeed, and can only help promote classical music globally.
The orchestra is such a mighty instrument, that we do well to remind people that to hear so many talented musicians in one place, is truly a spectacle not to be missed.
It also helped me.
Sundays, usually, are the only day of the week that we get to relax a little.
This morning was one of those days which was a real delight.
Robin started listening to the choral piece that he is currently composing, and I felt in a much better position to comment after hearing the 'BBC Symphony Chorus' last night.
Somehow it helped focus my mind, and my ears, on the possibilities available when working with voices, and I understand much more the effects that Robin is achieving in this new work.
The piece isn't completed yet, but it will be a very exciting day when it is, and even more so when we get to hear it performed by real live musicians.
'As always, it was sheer pleasure to observe Robin Hill's remarkable fluent technique: everything looks easy when he plays it.' Colin Cooper- Classical Guitar Magazine ----- 'Wonderful for their (Hill & Wiltschinsky) precision, touch and clarity of sound... refined virtuosity, the achievement of a long interpretive process.' Il Giornale D'Italia (Rome) ----- 'I loved your CD and thought your technique and performance were fabulous...' Rick Wakeman