Today I learned some important lessons:
- Co-ordinating seven people to arrive for a specified date and time does not work well without several hours headroom;
- When the Royal Albert Hall think a performance is 2h 30, and you think it’s 2h, you are very wrong;
- Underground trains do not traverse the whole city in fifteen minutes;
- When mainline trains have brake problems, you’re going to be sat for a very long time.
However, I have also learned that Rachmaninoff played live is even better than Rachmaninoff recorded (though not as good as the Rach-by-Rach recordings at home).