“It would make me miserable not to write for theatre again.” (Phew.) However: “More and more it seems like television is where all the creative work is happening. I am increasingly asked to write for TV, in fact.” And he sometimes says yes.
“Speculation is rising about who has been chosen to succeed him as the musical equivalent of Poet Laureate, a post that can trace its history back to Charles I’s creation of the title “Master of the King’s Musick” for Nicholas Lanier in 1626. In the 20th century the position has diminished in importance and become an honorary title, but nevertheless it has been occupied by figures including Edward Elgar, Arnold Bax and Arthur Bliss.”
But that’s not new – there’a a “remarkable scale and breadth of art that has been collected by corporations since the Renaissance, when the Monte dei Paschi bank in Siena decided it needed nice things for its walls and established what is thought to be the first corporate art collection, in 1472.”