Proms 2005

Proms 2005

Beethoven’s 5th

Mendelssohn has probably not received sufficient recognition for being a leading figure of the early Romantic Movement. After all he wrote a lot of works

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Africa 05 Baaba Maal

Halfway through the 2005 Proms (four weeks to the Last Night!) and the annual world-music Prom is this year devoted to “Africa 05”, part of

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The Little Mermaid

The first of two mermaids at this year’s Proms (the second is in Zemlinsky’s opulent tone poem on 4 September), Bent Sørensen’s work based on

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Karl Amadeus Hartmann

Ingo Metzmacher’s Proms are rarely less than arresting in terms of repertoire and performance, and this concert promised to a be a rewarding one. Certainly

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snagS & Snarls

A Prom with its own brand of subtly pervasive Romanticism – opening with an account of the overture to Weber’s “Der Freischütz” which evoked Mendelssohn

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The Planets Plus Pluto

A capacity audience heard some of the finest works composed by three 20th-century English composers, united by a love and admiration for Tudor music. Indeed

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Bobby McFerrin & Friends

Bobby McFerrin is the best music teacher you never had. Seated in front of the African Children’s Choir, he prompts its members to copy his

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Das Klagende Lied

Berg and Mahler are frequently juxtaposed in concert programmes these days, though the former’s Opus 6 and the latter’s effective ‘Opus 1’ would seem to

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