Location: England, United Kingdom
Grumpy 'old' man saved by love of literature, travel, a glass or two of wine - and music !
Lover of Shostakovitch, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov, Bruckner, Mahler, Nielsen, Faure, Vaughan Williams, Britten, Elgar.
Plus Part, Preisner, Goodall and all who produce(d) sumptuous choral music.
Wasted a potential solo (that's my singing teacher speaking !) voice over too much of a lifetime, and never, for which I totally blame my expensive education, learned to read music.
Now learning largely off the Web, and starting to sing bass/baritone in SATB & Male Voice choirs. Currently mastering very first 'major' piece, Verdi Requiem, again learnt mainly online !
How much more do you appreciate the brilliance of composition when you're 'note bashing' !
Look forward to any contact with like-minded souls on this excellent site.