You mention early on being fascinated by the Elizabethan virginalists as music that you didn’t quite understand. Why do you mean by that?

Well, I suppose that in a sense we don’t really understand any of the music we love. Didn’t Stravinsky say that he felt music rather than having understood it? (I’m probably getting the paraphrase wrong…) Anyhow, this music is not exactly mainstream repertoire, even though much of it has been in publication for over a century –...

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