An Anglo-French Prom this time (neatly divided by the interval), which featured at its centre a recent piece by Simon Holt, whose Centauromachy (2009) draws
Love it or loathe it, the Royal Albert Hall is a marvel of Victorian architecture but it is not perhaps the most obvious venue for
This programme deftly contrasted two works from the late 1870s, both exhibiting their own romance, from composers at markedly different stages of their artistic development.
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain concerts are special occasions at the Proms. There aren’t many times when a concertgoer sees 165 young musicians (aged
The Prommers’ queue outside seemed to stretch out to infinity, and to judge from the sense of occasion and anticipation from those inside the Royal
Never a composer known for half-measures, Robin Holloway has written a number of large-scale symphonic works over the course of his career though, apart from
It says much for the consistently excellent performances that graced this Prom by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Donald Runnicles that the music survived
One thing that the Percy Grainger suite made clear was the revelation, yet again, of the superhuman virtuosity of Edward Elgar’s and Richard Strauss’s orchestrations.