Starting Over

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Proms Part 2 - Shostakovich also rocks

Proms 23 and 26 included Shostakovich's Symphony no. 8 and Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and Strings - both most enjoyable and the latter my first hearing (but won't be my last). Also featured was a new composer for me, Glazunov, a friend and pupil of Rimsky-Korsakov, who's Violin Concerto in A Minor was very nice indeed. Britten's Les Illuminations, a musical and voice arrangement of Rimbaud's prose-poems disappointed though - a case I think of the limitations of the acoustics in the Royal Albert Hall.


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