Monday, July 21, 2008

Where are the unplugged Proms?


Today's media section of the Independent devotes its front page and two inside pages to the party line on the Proms from BBC Radio 3 controller and Proms director Roger Wright.

Today's arts section of the Independent carries no review of yesterday's BBC Prom, nor has the newspaper carried a review of any concert in the 2008 season.

In the days when newspapers took classical music seriously and Promenade Concerts were more than a media circus a reviewer described a Prom given by the conductor in my header photo as '... both convincing and moving. In human, dramatic terms often very impressive ... the final pages were absolutely right'. I was in the Albert Hall for that unplugged Prom and it was an evening I will never forget. Read more here.

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1 comment:

Pliable said...

On Wednesday July 23 the Independent finally carries a review for the opening Prom which took place on Friday July 18 (although the review doesn't actually give the date of the concert).

Then people wonder why blogs are taking over from the newspaper critics ...

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/reviews/prom-1-bbc-so-belohlavek-royal-albert-hall-london-874670.html