What a wonderful concert that was last night - a lovely example of ensemble playing. For this listener the standout part was the second movement of the Mozart Clarinet Quintet, with impossible sweetness from Alina Ibragimova on the violin's top strings and some delightfully liquid burbling from Annelien van Wauwe on clarinet. No, "burbling" is probably not a standard music-reviewing term, but it should be.
Some of you may have been disturbed in the first half of the concert by the deep bass thumping coming from a wedding marquee in the grounds of the Cricket Club. We do apologise. It's the first time this has happened to us, and it won't be a regular occurrence. At the first opportunity we asked for the noise to be turned down, and hope no-one was troubled by it in the second half.
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