It is surprising that a work so tuneful and thrilling is rarely performed.
Excellent programme notes included the plot of the play by Dryden which the composer set so skilfully to music, showing how the action of the drama blended with the music.
No, White decides: Whatever insufficient sex means to any particular person—even if that can be considered a betrayal of his or her partner’s obligation—the fact remains that adultery just makes it worse.
(“Two wrongs” and all.) In addition, adultery brings a third person into what is a problem between two, which may only aggravate whatever problem led to the breakdown in sex in the relationship in the first place.
While we are certainly not promoting affairs as a way to deal with sexlessness in a marriage, we wonder about the many other ways spouses betray each other beyond just affairs or denying the other sex. As I have a lot of people who come to my office who think that they are the virtuous people because they haven’t cheated.
They were confident, powerful, clearly thoroughly enjoying themselves.
But if a wife refuses sex, is her husband justified in having an affair?
These were some questions raised in a few interesting blog posts, some as responses to reader comments, on Psychology Today.
This was a demanding concert with some very difficult passages.followed, one of the composer’s most popular works which celebrates the coming of Christ.
Britten had become interested in composing for the harp which forms a marvellous accompaniment to this work.
Their performance began with Bob Chilcott’s which was probably new to most of the audience.