On Good Friday in Summertown, the Clarendon Quartet performed Josef Haydn’s, Seven Last Words of Jesus on the Cross. In 1783, the Cathedral of Cadiz in Spain commissioned the great composer Joseph Haydn to write a musical setting for these sayings.
I remember when the punk movement emerged in 1977; I almost remember the day (if that is possible). A Sunday lunchtime documentary presented by Janet Street Porter reported on this new phenomenon which was hitting the streets of London. Punk was anarchistic. angry and iconoclastic. The movement inspired a very different ‘look.’ Clothes were torn, metal studs, chains and staples were de rigueur as was the preference for dyed hair, mohicans and body piercings of many varieties. This look was meant to shock and disturb, it was loud and uncompromising, it was rebellious. Continue reading “More pink than punk”