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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2 comments:

Pliable said...

The editor of the Independent must also think his readers have a gnat-sized attention-span.

The paper devoted two pages to a a fresh and irreverent look at the 2008 Proms season, but didn't bother with a review of the opening concert.

Presumably no eating, snogging or slurping to report while the music was playing.

http://www.overgrownpath.com/2008/07/art-of-classical-music-promotion.html

Pliable said...

A different, but valid, point of view here -

http://atticfantasist.blogspot.com/2008/07/bbcbbcbbcbbcbbcbbc.html