I attended this event and am pleased to report it was very stimulating and enjoyable.
The event was very well attended and kicked off with a roundtable discussion ...
Wish I'd been there (I'm overseas). Lucky you!
How long did Celebrating inspiration: in memory of David Munrow (event 15) last? What did you learn about Munrow (both personally and as a musician) as a result of the roundtable discussion of him?
The discussion lasted for around 30 minutes. Andrew van der Beek's comments were perhaps the most interesting, talking of how little rehearsal time some colleagues had before performing or recording some pieces. They mentioned how consort members were expected to muck in and learn new instruments - poor old Chris Hogwood really didn't look happy playing the tambourine or harp! He also told a funny anecdote about Munrow's fallout with Musica Reservata.
Deborah Roberts gave a fascinating glimpse into how Munrow taught and inspired students - his energy and drive really was legendary.
Sally Dunkley remarked how he had such a gift for vocal music, and how he juggled demands for scholarly accuracy in his performances with all his other commitments - apparently much of his administration and script writing was done whilst in transit, with his wife at the wheel.
It was a great idea, although it could have stood another 30mins easily - perhaps an idea for future Festival events?