Music of mourning from another Belgium, another age. Lekeu - a composer who deserves to be much better known - wrote this extraordinary piece at the age of 21 in response to the death of his mentor César Franck. Three years later Lekeu too was dead.
Nige, who, like Mr Kenneth Horne, prefers to remain anonymous, was also a founder blogger of The Dabbler and a co-blogger on the Bryan Appleyard Thought Experiments blog. He is the sole blogger on this one, and his principal aim is to share various of life's pleasures. These tend to relate to books, art, poems, butterflies, birds, churches, music, walking, weather, drink, etc, with occasional references to the passing scene.