I HAD a very odd experience on Saturday night in the Usher Hall.
I was approached by Herald readers who were awe-stricken by what they had just experienced in a majestic and magical performance of Richard Strauss's graphic and epic symphonic poem, The Alpine Symphony. I met Herald readers who couldn't speak through the tears that flowed following the extraordinary playing of the BBC SSO under Donald Runnicles in this great masterpiece. And, most humbling, I met a cadre of readers who said they hadn't known the piece and had turned up because of the persistent advocacy of The Alpine Symphony in the paper over the past few years.
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