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Here’s why Kirill Petrenko won’t be appearing at the BBC Proms

Music / Classical : Slipped Disc

Sir Peter Jonas, retired intendant of the Bavarian State Opera, tells us what happened when a visit by the Munich company’s orchestra with its fast-rising conductor was proposed to the BBC Proms.   Kirill Petrenko is one of the grea...

BBC invites abolished orchestra to the Proms

Music / Classical : Slipped Disc

The best name that leaps out of the coming BBC Proms season is that of SWR Symphony Orchestra Baden-Baden and Freiburg, with its conductor, Franz-Xavier Roth. The orchestra has been fighting a losing battle – with the help of leadin...

Barbican shames BBC Proms with Kirill Petrenko’s UK debut

Music / Classical : Slipped Disc

The BBC were offered a Proms visit last summer by the Bavarian State Orchestra conducted by Kirill Petrenko. The Proms team declined on the grounds that the conductor was unknown in this country. Petrenko had recently been elected m...

No cancellations (yet) at the BBC Proms

Music / Classical : Slipped Disc

Usually, the night before the opening Prom is when the BBC issues its list of changes. This year, they are unusually light. Here goes: Ahead of the first night of the Proms 15 July 2016 there are a number of amendments to the publis...

BBC demands to vet conductor’s Last Night speech

Music / Classical : Slipped Disc

Sakari Oramo has told the Times that BBC officials have demanded to see advance text of his speech at the Last Night of the Proms. The intervention follows a furore caused by Daniel Barenboim’s anti-Brexit remarks early in the seaso...


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