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What has current lockdown in common with Grieg’s “Morning Mood”? “Dawn. Acacias and palm trees”… Grieg’s Morning Mood is not widely known in its original setting; it doesn’t illustrate dawn in the Scandinavian fjords but a hazy sunrise in the middle of the Sahara desert, during which Peer Gynt found himself stranded, after his companions took his yacht and abandoned him there while he slept.

For Dr Amged El-Hawrani, consultant at the Queen’s Hospital here in Burton, who died from COVID-19