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?
Any copyrighted material on these pages is included as "fair use", for the purpose of study, review or critical analysis only, and will be removed at the request of copyright owner(s). Report broken links, missing images and errors to - overgrownpath at hotmail dot co dot uk

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

Recent popular posts

I have seen the future and it is cardboard

New classical audiences need new music

Have all the really great musicians come and gone?

When classical musicians fought against tuxedo fascism

Towards infinite potential

There is a compelling case for hi-fi concert halls

...and the musicians were paid £800

Virtue signalling does not sell concert tickets

Who is this Worgan Williams?

Classical music must woke up and smell the coffee