Dot writes: this evening I felt a very strong urge to listen to Siegfried’s Funeral March from Götterdämmerung, which I succumbed to as loudly as I dared once the kids were in bed. It prompted me to reflect on how early exposure to Wagner probably helps to explain my love of melodic hard rock; I do like music that is passionate, overwhelming and vast, and I am not bothered by lack of irony. This in turn made me think whether one could have a twinning arrangement between classical and popular genres. Maybe electronica could come to an agreement with early Baroque. Performances of Mozart’s operas could have little signs in them mentioning their exchange programme with quirky female-fronted indie-pop groups. Folk and renaissance music have been mixing it up for years. Any further suggestions?