I have been remiss reciting my dealing with the Open University. I started a course on Listening to Music in October. Not my kind of thing at all. I do not need telling over two or three weeks that different orchestras and conductors make the same piece of music sound different. So I abandoned them. I have just finished reading John Eliot Gardiner's book on Bach which is much more my kind of thing. Really first rate. But it did make me realise that Michael was not interested in Bach. All the CDs we have were bought by me. What Michael liked was chamber music, especially quartets and especially Haydn and Mozart. Which accounts in a way for him playing the viol in quartets and quintets.
Anyway I spent the very wet afternoon, tracking down what Radio 3 Building a CD Library had to say about different versions of Bach's Passions and making notes. I spent a lot of time listening on the iPad to various versions. A happy time. Next week will be spent weaving on the Megado to meet the Convergence deadline.