September 28th, 2020

radio

Music and Gardening

Yesterday evening, I listened to ‘Moira Stuart talks to …’ Monty Don. I thought it would be pleasantly relaxing and it was. Desert Island Discs it ain’t; much longer pieces of music are played. Near the beginning of the show came one of my very favourite things: Dido’s Lament (When I am Laid in Earth) from Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas. Annoyingly, they didn’t say whether this was Monty’s choice or just happened to be on the evening’s playlist. I didn’t much care for the recording they used and much prefer this, which makes me cry, even at half past eight in the morning. Golly, I love Purcell.