Sunday, July 14, 2013
Variations on a theme of Harrison Parrott
Friday's opening 2013 BBC Prom was musically very satisfying, and I will be posting some further positive thoughts on the concert shortly. But with reference to my recent musings on the hidden power behind the Proms, it is worth pointing out that the new chief conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra Sakari Oramo, who conducted Friday's Prom, is managed by Harrison Parrot, As is Stephen Hough who Oramo accompanied in Paganini's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Yes, musically very satisfying; but, as I predicted last year, new chief conductor but the same old tune.
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