Proms 2002

Proms 2002

Prom 59: Toscanini or Celibidache?

Celibidache branded Toscanini a “non-musician”. James Levine reveres Toscanini. Celibidache conducted the Munich Philharmonic from 1979 to his death in 1996. Levine is Celibidache’s successor.

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Prom 58: Drones of Death

Almost a counterpart to Prom 51 in its diverse treatment of the season’s Hispanic theme. Julian Anderson’s Alhambra Fantasy (2000) has made a fair impact

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Prom 56: Exemplary Elijah

“Never was there a more complete triumph – never a more thorough and speedy recognition of a great work of art”. So reported “The Times”

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Prom 53: Prophecies

A complete Prom conducted by Thomas Adès was never likely to be routine, and in its programme and ordering, the present concert was indeed an

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Prom 51: Spain Again

The Hispanic theme made an imaginative entry into this late-evening Prom. Obliquely in the case of Last Round – Osvaldo Golijov’s 1996 recollection of the

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