The Proms has given rise to a fair number of jazz (or jazz-related) concerts during recent years. Only two weeks ago the National Youth Jazz
This second concert of Berliner Philharmoniker’s latest visit to the Proms comprised two works that were completed in just over a century of each other.
This scintillating, stimulating and often coruscating Prom was one of two halves. The first contained music that revealed interior (often uncomfortable) truths; the second created
The programme book described Herbert Howells’s Hymnus Paradisi (first heard in 1950) as “an established fixture of the English choral repertoire”. If only that were
For his return to the Sussex Downs following an inspired yet conservative Billy Budd in 2010, director Michael Grandage has transformed Mozart’s sublime comedy of
The penultimate Proms Chamber Music recital of the season consisted of two pieces written three years apart yet separated by a seemingly vast cultural gulf.
There can’t have been a tougher audience this season: not least a young girl who, at the top of her voice, decided that she’d had
Although Daniele Gatti, Proms regular since 1995, directed a previous generation of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester on a tour in 1998, this was his first
Maybe Oliver Knussen’s annual Prom with the BBC Symphony Orchestra was not best suited to this Saturday-night slot, but the programme was as substantial and
Prom 55: English National Opera’s Peter Grimes – Stuart Skelton, Amanda Roocroft, Iain Paterson, Edward Gardner
Edward Gardner is quoted in the programme for this Prom as finding Peter Grimes “very un-English”, and his collaboration with the American director David Alden