Those dismayed by the social media reaction to the recent Proms performance of Helmut Lachenmann’s Tanzsuite mit Deutschlandlied can take heart from the Twitter response above to Vaughan William's Sea Symphony. Walt Whitman's verse also supplies the text for RVW's lesser known Toward the Unknown Region which receives a rare performance on August 11 in a free Prom that also includes the world premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage's Frieze. I await the critical deconstruction of both works on the social media with bated breath.
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