Andreas Scholl, Barbican, London

By Richard Fairman [Financial Times, 20 April 2010]
Even in the 15th century, there were inveterate travellers. Oswald von Wolkenstein (c1376-1445) spent much of his early life exploring the furthest corners of Europe and beyond, from Spain to Tartary, Lithuania to the Holy Land – though his writings leave no mention of travel delays owing to medieval volcanic eruptions.