Proms 2004

Proms 2004

Chamber Music No.5

By far the most interesting of the three Silk Road Project concerts, this intimate Chamber Music Prom was introduced in her usually infectious vein by

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Music of the Silk Road

“From its birth before Christ, through the heights of the Tang dynasty, until its slow demise six to seven hundred years ago, the Silk Road

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B minor Mass

It was interesting to read in the ‘Further listening and reading’ section of the programme that Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s recording of the Mass in

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(Half) Viennese Night

Concerts like this are the bread and butter of BBC Concert Orchestra repertoire, the nation-wide “Friday night is music night” compilation, quality light music. This

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Turangalîla

Billed as the London Sinfonietta, the orchestra for this performance would have been better called ‘London Sinfoniettas’ as there were three or four times the

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Mi-parti

Bathed in the curious dappled lighting that has plagued us this season, this vaguely Baltic programme attracted a relatively small crowd which included a mobile

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BBC Scottish/Volkov 2

Something non-musical first – the ghastly colours projected onto the organ. I wish there were good reasons for doing this, especially when there are no

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Academy of Ancient Music

There was a near-capacity audience for this Prom that included Biber’s extravagant Missa bruxellensis. The Bohemian composer Heinrich Biber (1644-1704) was renowned as a virtuoso

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Chamber Music No.4

This ambitious, well-constructed programme introduced the young Welshman’s notably beautiful sound. Throughout this demanding recital there was never an ugly note or anything forced. Nor

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BBC Scottish/Volkov 1

Ilan Volkov’s lucid musicianship was much in evidence throughout this Prom, yet none of the works quite took wing. The early Ravel, which needs a

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Organ & Winds

The 2004 Proms celebrate the Royal Albert Hall organ – a magnificent instrument with a new mechanism, 220 additional pipes and a performance-saving CD facility.

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