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The soloists were: Hilba Gerzmava, Dagmar Peckova, Stefan Vinke and Jan Martinik, which may go so way to explaining the pronunciation.
I know they were, Peckova is big back home. I was talking about the choir, not the soloists, they did a really good job.
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I know they were, Peckova is big back home. I was talking about the choir, not the soloists, they did a really good job.
Sorry: I'll go back into my corner
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Old 16.07.2011, 10:44
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Sorry: I'll go back into my corner
Hahaha, no corner for music lovers.

We can listen to the same concert for 7days, they will keep the recording on the BBC site I linked in the OP.
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Old 16.07.2011, 12:09
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Benjamin Grosvenor was FANTASTIC! He has a great career ahead of him.
I've been following his career. This kid is only just warming up!
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I've been following his career. This kid is only just warming up!
Aahh, and he loves his mum...
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That's a great article.
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Old 16.07.2011, 12:47
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from someone who started playing the piano aged six, and who was playing Grade 8-standard pieces just 18 months later, Grosvenor's assessment of his musicality seems ludicrously low-key.
I am off to shoot myself now.

Funny the article should include the link about him in the Young Musician of the Year finals - thats when I sat up and took notice of him. I remember telling myself: "this kid is going to go far!!!"

His interpretation of both Scarlatti's Sonatas were so elegant and he recovered so well from the slight slip for the second Sonata (in B minor) at 3:06. The only other person's interpretation of the Sonata in D minor that I really like is Martha Argerich's - and this then-amateur impressed me just as much. I am such a fan!

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He's got lovely personality.
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Re: The Proms 2011

My daughters and a bunch of my grandchildren are at the Latitude Festival in Suffolk, in a tent, in a field, in the pouring rain and the mud.
I would prefer they were going to the Proms, undercover, but I suppose William Tell doesn't compare too well with the likes of Avi Buffalo, Paloma Faith and the Bombay Bicycle Club.
I'm so glad to be here and not there
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Thanks for posting this fantastic information.

I'm currently listening via web browser.

Perfect for a rainy Sunday morning.
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Re: The Proms 2011

Ahhh, Sibelius 7....

Sad to see the average age of the audience though. Last time I went to the Proms was in the mid 1980s, and the promenaders in the Arena were mostly in their 20s and 30s. They seem to have aged along with me and not been renewed, which doesn't bode too well for the future
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Old 22.07.2011, 00:25
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Ahhh, Sibelius 7....

Sad to see the average age of the audience though. Last time I went to the Proms was in the mid 1980s, and the promenaders in the Arena were mostly in their 20s and 30s. They seem to have aged along with me and not been renewed, which doesn't bode too well for the future
I wonder if it is a problem of marketing, rather than missing interest, though.

It's true that when you mention the words "classical music" to youngsters, they roll their eyes, just like they do when you say "knitting"or "strudel"or "ball room dancing", but there is zero marketing, promo, etc.

The people who were in the audience weren't specially dressed up, jeans and all...very low key.
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No, the Proms have never been particularly dressy.

It just looked like the people there were probably the ones I was standing next to in 1983, still wearing the same clothes but 25 years older (like me ).

I enjoyed the Janacek Sinfonietta, hadn't heard it before.
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Ahhh, Sibelius 7....

Sad to see the average age of the audience though. Last time I went to the Proms was in the mid 1980s, and the promenaders in the Arena were mostly in their 20s and 30s. They seem to have aged along with me and not been renewed, which doesn't bode too well for the future
Its a worldwide thing - I bring the age of the average of the audience down at concerts here - especially during the Zurich Tonehalle performances, by at least half. Its really sad.

I wish that young people will be more into classical music but I do admit that it is not as appealing as rap or One Direction - or whatever band that is the flavour of the month. To them, its not cool - something your nan listens to. From personal experience, it will never be cool for a teen unless you study it. And even then, you will get the mick taken out of you

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I enjoyed the Janacek Sinfonietta, hadn't heard it before.
Its brilliant isnt it? Not my usual cuppa tea but very interesting. Never a fan of 20th century period (despite many attempts by my teachers to interest me), but I actually sat all through Schiff's performance on Bartok's 3rd Piano Concerto!
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Its a worldwide thing - I bring the age of the average of the audience down at concerts here
I think even I bring the average age down on the rare occasions when there's a concert in Neuchâtel !
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I wish that young people will be more into classical music but I do admit that it is not as appealing as rap or One Direction - or whatever band that is the flavour of the month. To them, its not cool - something your nan listens to. From personal experience, it will never be cool for a teen unless you study it. And even then, you will get the mick taken out of you
Its not because its not cool. Its because its not relateable. I don't find classical music too bad, but thats probably because I trained in music for 10 years.

I think I'd rather head to the Opera to be honest
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Re: The Proms 2011

2012 Proms just kicked off. Anyone giving it a watch?
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