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Something Sensational To Read On The Train

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Chilling Out For A Change
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This has been a particularly traumatic year, and yet there have been some positive moments interspersed with the stressful periods. I will document the precise nature of the trauma at some point, but for now I need to put that to one side. This is the first Christmas / New Year break for several years, during which I have been able to benefit from rest and recuperation (ie rather than devote my annual leave to my ongoing fight against discrimination), and I am making the most of it.
I have been listening to a lot of opera, in particular Handel. Another Handel enthusiast is Julia Lezhneva, who I heard perform at the Barbican last year with il giardino armonico. They performed a selection of Handel arias and concertos, which focussed on Handel’s Italian work. I was so pleased to hear that this was released as analbum earlier this year. I really love baroque music. I find it to be uplifting, especially this aria from Rinaldo. It is a sublime piece of music, beautifully performed.