Proms 2006

Proms 2006

David Goode Organ Recital

The Royal Albert Hall organ has had its problems, suffering from split octaves, a shortage of wind, leaky and noisy bellows and deterioration of the

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Heaven is Shy of Earth

With one CD devoted to his music just released on the Ondine label, and another due imminently from NMC, the premiere of a work by

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Academy of Ancient Music

This was one of the first occasions to get acquainted with the Academy of Ancient Music under its new leader, founder Christopher Hogwood having left

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RSNO Fantastique

Having previously conducted “Così fan tutte” for Royal Opera, Stéphane Denève came to this Prom to make what was probably his London concert debut. Bringing

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Dimi Mint Abba & Radio Tarifa

An enthusiastic audience greeted this World Music double-bill, now a regular (if arguably token-gesture) fixture in the Proms schedules, which catches artists who had been

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Circulating Ocean

It is surprising that the music of Toshio Hosokawa (50 last year) has not made greater headway in the UK, as his fastidiously wrought but

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P & C 6

The BBC Symphony Orchestra was here reunited with one of its previous Chief Conductors (and now Conductor Laureate). Prokofiev’s ever-popular Classical Symphony was completed in

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Alexander’s Feast

Andrew Manze has unearthed quite a peculiarity for his appearance at this year’s Proms, presenting a version of Handel’s “Alexander’s Feast” arranged by no less

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Voices

Whilst this year’s Proms have rightly if somewhat predictably celebrated Mozart’s 250th-birthday and Shostakovitch’s centenary, the 80th-birthday of Hans Werner Henze has thankfully not gone

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Royal String Quartet

Having appeared in part of one of last year’s Proms Chamber Music recitals (accompanying Sir Thomas Allen in Barber’s “Dover Beach”), the Royal String Quartet

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Shostakovich 8

The BBC Philharmonic has been busy in the Shostakovich centenary, sharing a survey of all fifteen symphonies with the Hallé Orchestra in Manchester earlier this

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