I did not want to write about the four Proms concerts we attended.
I am still reluctant to write about music. Andrew is too busy, trying to catch up at work this week, to write about our Proms concerts. That is why I asked Andrew’s father to write about the Proms concerts we attended.
Those concerts were important to me. For the first time in my life I heard a great performance, and I heard it at the Proms.
I now know what a great performance is. Until I attended the Leipzig concert, I was not sure what a great performance was, and I was not sure I would ever hear one, and I was not sure I would recognize a great performance if I DID hear one. Now I know the answers to all those questions.
A great performance is a wonderful thing to witness and experience. It was thrilling. It gave me chills. I was elated for two full days after the performance.
What ended my elation? Hearing James Levine conduct Brahms two nights later. That brought me down to earth.