During the course of his near-decade as Master of the Queen’s Music, Peter Maxwell Davies (‘Max’) has written a number of ‘official’ works as well
“The comparison is unfair”, Robert Hollingworth protested at the start of this late-night Prom, “the same as saying: with the greatest work of art in
Back for his fourth Prom in as many years, Andris Nelsons brought this Russian sandwich of a concert to a cracking start with the Overture
No sooner had I reviewed John Wilson’s Philharmonia Orchestra Yeomen of the Guard, at the Royal Festival Hall, than another was announced for the Proms.
The supernatural loomed large in this London Philharmonic Prom, vividly so in a full-on performance of the Overture to Der Freischütz that condensed all the
Neglected works of the British musical renaissance have been a key feature of Roger Wright’s Proms seasons, at long last given their chance to fail
Maybe the Fanfares should have opened this ‘from the Americas’ Prom, a brassy male/female self-welcome to the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra. As it was the