The sound of Joachim

Here is one of those invaluable touchstones that always help to calm everybody down and restore perspective: one for the Dead Violinists Society, namely Joszef Joachim (1831-1907), Brahms’s closest friend, playing his mate’s Hungarian Dance No.1 more than 100 years ago in another world…

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"