A year ago now you introduced us to conductor Mirga Gra inyt -tyla, and her appointment as music director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Twelve months on, I have just experienced a performance by them of Mahler’s Fourth Symphony at the splendid Saffron Hall in Essex. Wow! What an intense and musical reading, beautifully controlled by Gra inyt -tyla and played to perfection by the musicians of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. The understanding of Mahler’s music, and the innovative use of three trebles as the soloist in the final movement, was overwhelming. I have seen countless live performances of this symphony and heard dozens of recordings, but never a performance like this. Mirga Gra inyt -tyla, if you are reading this, please record this work as soon as possible so that we can immerse ourselves in your wonderful musicianship time and time again.