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Wednesday night saw the LSO in, frankly, disappointing form. If the rumours are true, it seems Sir Simon Rattle will have a somewhat capricious bunch to contend with in 2017; I have heard the LSO play more together under Gergiev’s toothpick and possessed left hand than they did all evening under Dausgaard’s exemplary baton technique. 881 more words
The second Britten-themed Saturday matinee concert at the Cadogan Hall brought Camerata Ireland to the Proms for the first time.
Listening back to the radio broadcast confirms another programming success, the bravura of Britten’s Young Apollo and the Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge framing two more subtle pieces by Lennox Berkeley and Priaulx Rainier (a world premiere) and possibly Shostakovich’s least subtle piece ever! 473 more words