Albert Ehrnrooth

Journalist, photographer and social commentator.

ALBERT HERRING IS SERIOUSLY FUNNY

Albert Herring, music: Benjamin Britten, libretto:Eric Crozier, seen at The Grange Festival , June 25 2017 Why did Benjamin Britten not write more comedy operas? On the evidence of this Grange Festival production he was clearly seriously good at being […]

The Pink Floyd Exhibition, V&A London. Momemtary Lapse of Reason

WISH YOU WERE AT THE PINK & FLOYD MUSEUM

The Victoria and  Albert is now the unofficial rock and pop museum of Great Britain. After successful shows devoted to Kylie Minogue, David Bowie and very recently the revolutionary late 60s pop scene,  the V & A now tries to […]

SALES AT TEFAF CONFIRM UPWARD TREND

TEFAF,  10-19 March, 2017, Maastricht Art fairs are essential for the dealers. This is where nowadays most of the networking with clients, colleagues and museum curators is done. It is also the best place for the art tourist with a […]

TEFAF, FINE ART FOR WHAT IT IS WORTH

TEFAF  in Maastricht, 9-19 March The Maastricht Treaty is already a fading (bad) memory for most British people that voted for Brexit.  But the city of Maastricht deserves to be associated with some positive things as well.  André Rieu, the […]

A REVOLUTION OF SORTS

Revolution, Russian Art 1917-1932 at the Royal Academy of Art, London until April 17, 2017 Lenin was not particularly interested in art. And that is probably an understatement. Actually, he didn’t care one bit for it, unless it could be […]

BACH BATHFEST, SHORT BUT PURE QUALITY

I live 40 minutes from Bath. And yet I am a totally focused on London. I therefore tend to overlook the cultural delights that the  elegant city with its crescents, palladian mansions and Georgian buildings can offer. Yes, I am […]

CLASSICAL SOUND OF MUSIC DESTINATION

The days are getting longer and before you know it the Spring/Summer music festival season is upon us. All right, that was a (snow) white lie. It is still seasonally cold in the UK and I just peeked out between […]

AUSTRALIAN IMPRESSIONISTS DESERVE A LOOK-IN

Australia’s Impressionists, National Gallery  in London  7 December 2016 – 26 March 2017 The context and inspiration for this exhibition is the fact that the National Gallery last year for the first time decided to display a painting by an […]

LEONARD, THERE IS A CRACK IN EVERYTHING

A short reflection upon the passing of the great Leonard Cohen .(1934-2016) Bowie, Prince and now Leonard Cohen. It is no longer slowly-but- surely my musical heroes of the past shuffle off this mortal coil.  This year they are dropping […]

THE INNER EYE OF AMEDEO MODIGLIANI

Only a very select group of artists make it into the art market top 40. Amedeo Modigliani (1884 -1920) is one of those blue chip artists. He currently has three paintings on that hit list of most expensive works of […]

BOB DYLAN JOINS NOBEL CLUB

Robert Allen Zimmerman finally gets the official nod, the recognition that he is a literary giant. The English speaking world usually takes no notice when the Nobel Prize in literature goes to  some African, Chinese or Austrian author. The Swedish […]