Emphasis added by me, obviously . For pilamenon, in all likelihood, I won't be traversing Big Pond East for The Proms this year; thanks for inquiring. 2 summers in a row was probably quite enough for me, the last 2 summers in question. Also, hopefully security will hold up well for everything there this big year, Olympics, Proms, the lot. In addition, my new job won't allow the relatively long-ish time off that I'd need to get over and really make a holiday of it.
Originally Posted by pilamenon
For SC (#121), agreed with you about Rudolf Escher, as he merits wider exposure. However, I'm not sure how much play he gets in The Netherlands now, never mind anywhere else. I think something like Musique pour l'esprit en deuil would definitely go well at the RAH, very Mahlerian in its intensity. That would be the work with which to break the ice and introduce Escher to Proms audiences, IMHO.
For ucste (#123), for something like Wallace & Gromit, I don't think that W&G would be done every year. But you always have to have family-orientated Proms, and as I wrote earlier, I'm surprised that it took so long to have a W&G Prom. They deserve it. Regarding Hollywood and Broadway-styled Proms, I suspect that as long as John Wilson can keep his mojo going, he and his band will have a place there. One day, perhaps, they'll become "old hat", as do most of us eventually, but until that day comes, I'm sure they'll milk it for all they can.
For MGG, actually, as someone who's OK with this season's schedule overall, I actually have an idea for a "Fantasy Proms" thread churning in the back of my head . I'm still mentally mapping out the ground rules as to how it will be done (and trust me, the rules and guidelines are going to be exceedingly complicated, I can see), with forum members' participation, of course. If and when I get to starting it, that will obviously have to wait. Stay tuned....
Originally Posted by MrGongGong
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Cameron Carpenter for a glorious Bach weekend in September.
It is a real shame that no major Hoddinott has been heard at the Proms since 2004 when David Childs premiered the composer's very well received Euphonium Concerto : The Sunne Rising - The King will Ride. Why doesn't RW programme Hoddinott's 60th birthday Proms commission 'Star Children' which is available on CD and is a fantastic piece - exhilarating orchestration and moments of real atmosphere from one the the UK's most resourceful orchestral composers of the past 50 years
Originally Posted by Suffolkcoastal
I agree entirely about Hoddinott, a composer I've come to admire greatly in recent years. 2004 was the last time any of the Welsh Trio had any works played at the Proms. I would love for RW to explain in detail why he seems to have problems with certain composers and why they have been sidelined under his regime. As I mentioned earlier, the proms is the ideal stage to introduce the unfamiliar with the familiar, sadly this opportunity has been taken less and less in recent years.
Originally Posted by Rosie55
I had to get my details of the Proms this year (which includes soloists and conducters) from the unofficial Radio Three site (thanks French Frank) as the usual BBC place was even more useless than ever. When I tried to access the day to day concert listing, I was told that there was an error in my typing and should try again.
Classics for beginners indeed.
Having been through this year's list in fine detail, I must say I'm much happier than I was this time last year.
Credit where credit's due.
His interpretations of JSB are legendary - but for all the wrong reasons.
Originally Posted by chrisjstanley
I don't mind him showing off, I just wish he wouldn't play the organ whilst doing it.
Originally Posted by amateur51