Proms 2005

Proms 2005

Thomas Tallis

It was appropriate for the majority of the music in this Prom to be composed by Thomas Tallis whose 500th-anniversary we celebrate during 2005, although

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cummings ist der Dichter

The original version of 1920 – as opposed to the 1947 revision – of Stravinsky’s Symphonies of Wind Instruments opened this most interesting and generally

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Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra

The Swiss have long held efficiency and precision as watchwords of their character. In musical terms the Tonhalle Orchestra, Zurich under its chief conductor David

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Verdi Requiem

It was the Royal Albert Hall which housed the first London performance of Verdi’s Requiem on 12 May 1875, where it was received less enthusiastically

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World Orchestra for Peace

On paper, this programme might appear somewhat puzzling, given that the first half consisted of ‘overture-type’ pieces – in actuality or by implication – followed

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A Faust Symphony

Brahms and Liszt make for a pertinent coupling even outside the domain of cockney rhyming slang, and so it proved. Not that the performance of

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Strip

The BBC Symphony Orchestra was back at the Proms, not with Conductor Laureate Sir Andrew Davis, who was unwell, but Joseph Swensen. Morgan Hayes graduated

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Symphony of Sorrowful Songs

Post EUYO concert, with the vehemence of Walton’s First Symphony cooled by Elgar’s Sospiri, the Royal Albert Hall filled again – as many people, if

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