Proms 2003

Proms 2003

Prom 34 – Strip-Weave

One of the incidental pleasures of this year’s Proms is the chance to hear several little-known works by Prokofiev during the fiftieth anniversary of his

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Prom 33 – Rameau to Webern

The splendid chamber orchestra sponsored by the city of Bremen is a virtuoso, versatile and chameleon-like band. Here is a group of musicians that can

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Prom 31 – Alexander Nevsky

All credit to one conductor, two soloists, some 100 orchestral players and over 230 choral-singers for performing in that great heat, in formal wear. On

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Prom 32 – Old Brass

Even at 10 in the evening, the RAH was stifling. Penderecki’s Sinfonietta was enjoyable as long as you didn’t demand much. Some bits were routinely

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Proms 2003 – Poulenc & Stravinsky

Although Stravinsky served as a role model for Poulenc in many respects, contrasts in expression outweigh similarities in technique – as tonight’s pairing amply demonstrated.

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Prom 29 – NYO

The annual visit to the Proms by the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain is invariably a highlight of the season. It is heartening to

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