Until recently, dancer and choreographer Thomas ES Kelly knew little about Italian baroque music - and his relationship with Vivaldi's Four Seasons went only as far as listening to the theme from Chef's Table on Netflix.
Somewhere under those sepulchral robes, the Grim Reaper has a funny bone. Gallows humour, comedy in the trenches, the smile of the condemned. Such is life, so it goes. Proximity to death makes light of most things.