Wednesday, 1 January 2014

100 years ago today

100 years ago today - the world was still innocent, oblivious of what was to come. New Year 1915 greetings cards depicted military images but traditional symbols of good luck still dominated on 1/1/14.  The First World War is a watershed in world history, but change is something that happens all the time, even if we don't notice.

The same applies in music history. On 1/1/1814, Bach was "obscure", and on 1/1/1914 Schubert's works still weren't organized into D numbers. As always the best form of armament is knowledge. "If we don't learn the lessons of history, we repeat the mistakes"

Please see "This year, I'll be wearing a poppy for the last time."

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