Proms 2008

Proms 2008

Quartet for the End of Time

“Never was I listened to with such rapt attention and comprehension”. Messiaen’s comment on the first performance of the Quartet for the End of Time,

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Nishat Khan & BBC Singers

This late-night Prom began with the BBC Singers performing plainsong and music from the French Renaissance with improvisations by Nishat Khan on his sitar. The

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Lang Lang & Marc Yu

Chinese pianist Lang Lang at age 26 remains something of a musical prodigy. Hearing at age two Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 on the soundtrack of

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Verdi Requiem

With pieces as popular as Verdi’s “Requiem” expectations of a performance are often unrealistically high and can lead to disappointment. With this piece in particular,

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Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

Magnus Lindberg’s reputation as one of the leading composers of his generation and the most influential since Sibelius in his native Finland probably wasn’t the

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