2022 sees the BBC Proms restored to its full eight-week glory. Starting on 15th July 2022 there are 84 concerts over 57 days with over 3,000 musicians. The Classical Source shall bring you reviews up until the spectacular Last Night on Saturday 10th September.

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Prom 13: The Wreckers

Blown in like a storm petrel from deepest, darkest Sussex, Ethel Smyth’s The Wreckers (or should that be Les Naufrageurs, given the decision to sing it in French?)

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Leonard Bernstein: Candide


Leonard Bernstein’s Candide contains some very fine music without convincing as operetta or musical. It has been

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