Not possible to work while John Tavener’s Protecting Veil is playing on BBC3. Victoria Glendinning’s choice. When she was insane with grief, this music did the grieving for her. I leave the computer, lie on the floor to listen. This is what I watch:
Afterwards, I get up, sit at desk once more. Glendinning’s next choice: one of Richard Strauss’s Four Last Songs. Lie down again.