It is rip roaringly
, side splitting, laugh out loud funny.
Mendelssohn's somewhat eccentric horn-writing, gauchely clattering at times, roaringly
noble elsewhere, was capably encompassed by the CBSO's expert section, lamenting bassoons told their tale, and the simplicity of utterance which lies behind this symphony emerged as unaffected in its own terms -- though when we reach the "Galloping Major" (no-one has ever pointed out that thematic link) peroration, we cannot help but think to the exactly similar moment in Mahler's First Symphony.
in the title role - you can't say he isn't committed - and bask in a warm glow of familiarity whenever I hear the quaintly dated innuendo and roaringly
Better still is David Horovitch's roaringly
self-satisfied Hugh, an unthinking doctor and old friend of Edwin whose love of his own voice is only exceeded by his love of his own bad jokes.
Perhaps the Spurs ace is just too lazy to head out on the town, get roaringly
drunk on Cristal with his mates, then go back to a hotel room to bed a page 3 bimbo.