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Sibelius At The Proms 2016

 
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kullervopete
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:04 am    Post subject: Sibelius At The Proms 2016 Reply with quote

Following last years 150 celebrations when Sibelius had all seven Symphonies performed and other works, this season is a bitter disappointment. Sibelius is allotted just eight minutes. On August 1st in a programme to include Schumann's Violin Concerto and Nielsen's Fifth Symphony John Storgards conducts Sibelius's Prelude to The Tempest--and that's it. Of course time is found for pieces by David Bowie and CBEEBIES and even a Strictly Come Dancing concert! I see that The Proms has a new Director David Pickard. Clearly nothing can stop the slide from concerts devoted to the great and lesser composers and into the current 'Pop. culture. Disappointing--kp

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kullervopete
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just had a thought. With the 'Classical' Promenade Concerts at London's Royal Albert Hall gradually sliding into extras such as Musicals and Pop, why not introduce a few 'classical' snippets into something such as the Glastonbury Festival. This annual Pop extravaganza from the mud soaked Worthy Farm in Somerset might just benefit in between Adele, Coldplay and Art Garfunkel with a few snippets of Berlioz or dare I say it --a little Sibelius.....kp Very Happy

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