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Catching the proms bug

For years I have enjoyed the Proms, I have picked my favourites and listened to them on Radio 3 (rarely on television). They  became the sound of my summer when I was writing my Masters dissertation at University a few years back and I have been enjoying a few Proms for years (mostly notably, and predictably, the last night). 414 more words


BBC Proms: Berlioz Faust

Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust
Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique
Monteverdi Choir, National Youth Choir of Scotland, Trinity Boys Choir
BBC Prom 31: Royal Albert Hall. 8 August 2017…
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Concert Reviews

"The power of the black earth": Mussorgsky's "Khovanschina"

It’s a fairly uncontroversial contention that Verdi and Wagner were the two towering opera composers of the nineteenth century – especially in the latter half of the nineteenth century. 2,500 more words

Susanne Sundfor was the real star of the Scott Walker Prom

Whoever’s idea it was to dedicate a BBC Prom to the “Godlike Genius of Scott Walker”, it was a great one. The performers mostly did the songs justice. 202 more words

Some Things for Jing

As my houseguest keeps making demands on me to download this, tell her about that or write something about the other, I might as well share some of the fruits to save the trouble of writing a blog per se… 1,194 more words


The Songs of Scott Walker review

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The Songs of Scott Walker (1967-70),  celebrated Scott Walker’s four plus one solo albums from the late 60s through interpretations by  566 more words

Solo Artists

Cheap Tickets Are the Best Tickets at the Proms

The crowds and fervor make one of the world’s largest classical musics festival feel like a pop festival.

Published: July 24, 2017 at 05:30AM

Arts By FARAH NAYERI… 65 more words