Proms 2009

Proms 2009

Llŷr Williams

Llŷr Williams’s carefully constructed programme examined the Golden Age of the Baroque, as viewed through the eyes of three very different Romantic composers. Brahms’s Variations

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Indian Voices Day

What has become a regular event of the BBC Proms season, the day-long celebration of a particular musical theme, was taken this year by the

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George Frideric Handel

The pomp and festive brilliance of the four Anthems Handel wrote for the 1727 coronation of George II makes them the ideal basis for a

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Philip Glass

The first BBC Prom (a late-night affair) to wholly feature the music of Philip Glass drew a large crowd, as much as three times the

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Patience

We all seem to be in need of having our spirits lifted these days. Cue Gilbert and Sullivan. It is a long time since I

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Scottish Ensemble

A musically invigorating hour in the company of the Scottish Ensemble had as its centrepiece the world premiere of a new work for violin and

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Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

This was a wonderfully entertaining evening of Russian music. The Fairy’s Kiss (1927-8) is an underrated and under-performed ballet score, which Stravinsky composed in homage

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Multiple Pianos Day – 1

This was the first of two Proms devoted to “Multiple Pianos”. A plethora of pianists lined up to deliver varied repertoire over the two events.

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