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For the occasion, Gibbons seized on a Haydn symphony whose title means ‘Times change, and we with them, but not for the better’. In these existential reformative times, the message appealed not only to the political observer in Gibbons but also the philosopher.

The WSO director tipped onto the floor a sackload of gold-wrapped treasures from the exhilarating to the sheer ravishing.