The concert closed with a rendition of Tchaikovsky's Symphony no 6 in B minor. Now, although I love Tchaikovsky's piano concertos and his ballet music (I go to the ballet whenever I am able to), I have never been very fond of his symphonies. If you are similarly ambivalent, and have never heard them live, I do advise you to go if you can. There is no substitute for a live performance. I was blown away by the splendour of it. What a fantastic symphony! It isn't in the class of Beethoven's 5th or 6th, or Mozart's 41st, but it's extremely powerful.
Over the next few weeks it is back down to work on the literary front. With the first two novels in my 'The Shadow of Avalon' trilogy now launched, I am keen to get the third available as I know some readers are waiting for it. And I am on the case. There is a lot of work still to be done but currently I am on schedule for publication some time towards the end of May 2012. Any notable events will get mentioned in this blog, or logged on my Facebook page.