… was Spain’s health minister, Carolina Darias, who observed that “interactions between young people” were multiplying – a choice of words as extraordinary as the basis of the observation itself. Had the minister anticipated that interactions might not multiply? But as they were, was she able to specify the exact multiple?
Three times, five times, ten times? Whatever the figure, the minister felt compelled to ask young people for “responsibility”, stressing the importance of not holding them responsible. Perhaps so, but meanwhile the incidence rate was multiplying. Whether it was at the same rate as young people’s interactions, only the minister could know.
Three cheers …
For, Majorcan violinist, Francisco Fullana, whose global reputation continues to grow and has been reinforced by the BBC Music Magazine having selected his new album, ‘Bach’s Long Shadow’, as its CD of the month. Ahead of a concert with the Balearic Symphony Orchestra last week, I have described the BBC’s recognition as a “total honor”.
I have explained to the magazine how the album had evolved. This was over the months of lockdown, during which Bach’s provided a “healing power”. No longer the prodigy he once was – he’s 31 – Francisco Fullana is undoubtedly one of Majorca’s greatest talents and now also the world’s.