The BBC can help British classical music recover – if the government steps in too

There was a heightened quality to these recitals as they unfolded through the week, from the guitarist Sean Shibe’s mesmerising performance of Steve Reich, to the one of Huw Watkins by the oboist Nick Daniel and the pianist Julius Drake. It is not that music has stopped being heard in the UK these past weeks – musicians have been holding house concerts online, and sharing their work on social media. But in the jewel box-like hall that is the Wigmore, and with glorious sound quality, this was different.