Incidental music n. music played as an accompaniment or ‘background’ to a play or film, or to a radio or other performance or entertainment. Oxford English Dictionary w   Our logo/featured image for this term – based on an early Augener edition of Mendelssohn’s 42 Songs Without Words for piano – comes to us courtesy of the […]

Open my heart and you will see/Grav’d inside of it, “Italy.”

What did holidaymakers do in the halcyon days before the internet, Wi-Fi, smartphones and tablets? They sent one another postcards, of course! And before the postcard?? In the 18th/19th century affluent young gentlemen and (rarely) ladies were packed off to do the Grand Tour; sent traipsing around Europe in the fond hope that – rather […]