It's a long way from Dundee to Israel via the Ukraine.
But it’s an even longer way from two weeks ago on the M9 to the middle of the 19th century, which is roughly where we are headed.
Recently I reviewed the weekly RSNO concert from its performance in the Caird Hall. Three times that night I was asked why I was reviewing it from there and not Glasgow. Happenstance, I explained: there was a collision of events in my diary; it was review the concert from Dundee or not at all. I could get there by train. But the last train back was away before the concert was over, so I arranged a lift from the RSNO orchestra manager. The car returning to Glasgow carried the manager (driving), myself, the conductor Tomas Hanus and the soloist for the night, the sensational Ukranian-born Israeli violinist Vadim Gluzman.
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