how about i swing by tonight and we can analyze our relations of forces — the points of least resistance, at which the force of will can be most fruitfully applied?
365/150 Inside the Atrium
This is the inside of Jinmao Tower, Shanghai, taken from the 54th Floor. There are 88 floors in total, not including several levels underground. This was really hard to get right because the light inside is quite low - the shots I took on Tuesday were very grainy, so I went back tonight, with a remote control for the camera and exposed for two seconds at F11. Did the trick.
From the archives, four quartets of note (well, two famous ones, one you’ve never heard of and one, heartbreakingly, without name). From top to bottom: the legendary Amadeus Quartet, in 1973, at the height of their powers; Britain’s longest-running chamber music ensemble, the Allegri, in 1960; an unnamed quartet photographed in the BBC’s Aberdeen studios in 1928 (can you name them?) and the Philip Whiteway Quartet, in a Belfast studio in the same year.
The Amadeus played for the first time as a quartet at London’s Wigmore Hall in January 1948. Tonight, listen to the Heath Quartet, live from the same venue, at 7.30pm, playing Haydn, Berg and Beethoven. And, during the interval, Stephen Johnson analyses the concert’s centre-piece, Beethoven’s Razumovsky Quartet, Op. 59, No. 3.