Having blogged about modern music this morning, I must emphasise that I am not the heathen that I sound to be… In fact it led me to think about the modern music I love – that which I consider to me amazingly ‘well done’… If you want to listen to a piece of music that never fails to bring a tear to my eye, ‘Knee Play Five’ from Philip Glass’ ‘Einstein on the Beach’, truly wonderful.

Should I ever manage to attain even half of the emotion he purveys through his compositions, I will die happy. Suffice to say – if you like this, check out ‘Akhnaten’, ‘Satyagraha’ and ‘Songs from Liquid Days’, ‘Heroes Symphony’ and pretty much any of his back catalogue. They are complete mainstays for me if I need to escape…