Sunday, July 20, 2008
Great Prom - shame about the music
'It was lucky that (Scriabin's Poem of Ecstacy) was ecstatic, because I could detect few in the audience who were. To me it seemed that this odd compendium of mostly unrelated short pieces was designed more to hold the presumed gnat-sized attention-span of the BBC Two (TV) audience than to launch the world’s greatest classical-music festival in suitably memorable style' - writes Richard Morrison in the Sunday Times about Friday's opening Prom. Another case of music getting in the way of the BBC Proms?
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