My hopes? Obviously that it sells shed loads. But, more than that, I want its ideas to take wing. And I want people unfamiliar with the music which pulses through its pages to go on their own voyage of discovery, to sail the highways and byways of the great composers and find, as I have done, inexhaustible pleasure, comfort, inspiration and joy.
I hope that readers will come to this site and share their views, be they hostile or supportive, indignant or provocative.
Above all, I hope that this is the start of a long and stimulating journey.