Friday, July 29, 2011
BBC Proms #19
I sorta suspected that it might turn out this way, but as the concert started, less than half the seats were full. A light, and perhaps less than mainstream, program at tonight's BBC Proms was probably the culprit:
* Pacific 231 - Honegger
* Pastoral d'ete - Honneger
* There is a Willow Grows Aslant a Brook - Bridge
* Der Wein - Berg
* Inverno in-ver - Castiglioni
* La Mer - Debussy
Surprisingly, my musical knowledge did not extend to Honegger; it was a pleasant surprise. Sadly, not so for the other selections...and a long night in the cheap seats.
Had Debussy's La Mer not been last on the program, we'd been outta there. Need something meaty for this later this weekend...perhaps Sunday night's Rachmaninov?