'This specific event was listed in the Proms Guide in the "Big Orchestral Sound" genre. The website even included a snippet of Eroica. I was completely appalled and in absolute angst for the first 30 minutes of this concert to the point where my husband and I left after just 40 minutes. While the orchestra was extremely talented, the runner up repertoire to Beethoven, unfortunately, was not. I expected the runner up music to at least be a par with Eroica. To my complete dissappointment (sic), I sat in a half full Albert Hall, during those first 40 minutes listening to what I would call a pile up car crash on the M40 played over and over. My ear drums were raped and abused and I am contacting the BBC to retrieve my money back from the other concerts I have booked as whoever wrote the website copy guide was clearly misleading'.The listener reviews on the BBC Proms website tell us about more than the music. This one was for Michael Jarrell's Sillages on August 3rd. Here is the case for contemporary music.
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