Proms 2007

Proms 2007

Renée Fleming

On paper this was an enterprising programme with a substantial helping of Berg and Korngold from Renée Fleming sandwiched between two ‘core’ symphonies that are

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BBC Symphony Chorus

Although two solo organ pieces (actually, movements from sonatas) leavened this afternoon concert, a sequence of largely unaccompanied choral music ran the danger of not

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Music for Strings

Proms Saturday Matinees are now established as a regular fixture in the Proms season, not least as Cadogan Hall is the ideal venue for performances

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Music for Strings

Proms Saturday Matinees are now established as a regular fixture in the Proms season, not least as Cadogan Hall is the ideal venue for performances

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David Matthews

This Prom brought perhaps the most anticipated premiere of this season. Three years in composing, David Matthews’s Sixth Symphony promised to be something of a

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Stele

There was a distinct air of remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall for this Prom. Kurtág’s three-part Stele – composed in memoriam for unnamed persons

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Tapiola … Ecuatorial … La Mer

Another concert consisting largely of ‘Proms Firsts’, and a further demonstration of the versatility in programming that Ilan Volkov has shown as Principal Conductor of

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Boulez & Birtwistle

Late-night Proms do not (indeed, have never) come more uncompromising than this and it said much for the performers that their input never for a

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