Spark: six

A series about people that have influenced my creative path


I don’t listen to good music as much as I’d like to – something I hope to rectify. My parents listened to a lot of classical music during my childhood. I can’t remember the first time my father played this music to me but it is something I always return to. It immediately reminds me of the ebb and flow of the sea.

Edward Elgar (1857-1934) Sea Pictures, Op 37 – 1
Sea Slumber-Song (text by Roden Noel

Dame Janet Baker, mezzo-soprano
London Symphony Orchestra
 conducted by John Barbirolli