Proms 2006

Proms 2006

Red Over Black

With red over black (inspired by a Mark Rothko painting) a touch over the advertised 13 minutes, it was not surprising that this well-filled lunchtime

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Mozart/Vengerov

It still amuses me how 250 years after the composer’s birth (and not many less years after his death) promoters are able to pack the

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European Union Youth Orchestra

Thankfully not visibly delayed following the current alert and increased security at airports, the ranks of the European Union Youth Orchestra (admittedly not as big

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John Adams

Two surprising things: that the Royal Albert Hall was not quite as full as anticipated given that the programme comprised music of one of today’s

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Andromeda

James Dillon has done well by the Proms over the last fifteen years: four world premieres, all BBC commissions, including the memorable launch of his

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Steve Reich

Unlike some composers whose anniversaries are being marked by works being performed frequently throughout this Proms season – or, indeed, those who have been totally

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… towards a pure land

In the first of his two Proms with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, both including major new works, Ilan Volkov effortlessly displayed why the orchestral

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Métaboles

Yan-Pascal Tortelier was a Proms regular during his productive 10-year spell as Principal Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic, and this concert confirmed their rapport has

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Michael Haydn & Mozart

Michael Haydn (1737-1806) may not be as well-known as his older brother Joseph – an understatement! – but he was a certainly a most accomplished

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