We were a little surprised, reading the (London) Times newspaper this morning, to learn that the director of the Cheltenham Festival of Music was of a different sex than previously imagined and that, according to the page 17 headline, ‘Conductor plays his part’.
The nub of the story (firewalled) is that conductor Martyn Brabbins ran a half-marathon in order to raise funds for a new commission. The self-styled newspaper of record, which barely got anything right in the story, published a picture of Martyn conducting – which he does rather well – instead of running, where he was happy to come 863rd (in Mahler 8th, that would make him one of the small boys at the top of the balcony).
The Times declined to show Martyn in shorts. We have fewer inhibitions. Watch Maestro at the marathon, exclusively on Slipped Disc.
Come on, Dude…. beat that!