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The Saul Seminars: The Proms and London Concert Life

The Promenade Concerts have been a leading feature of London’s musical life, and promoted by the BBC for many decades. There is increasing interest in the history of the Proms as a cultural event, and in analysing what the programmes reveal about changing tastes and changing repertory. This discussion will draw on recent research into the organisation, funding and programming of the season.

Nicholas Kenyon is Controller BBC Proms,
David Wright, Royal College of Music
John Deathridge, King’s College, University of London
Leanne Langley, Goldsmiths’ College, University of London

Gabriel Josipovici is a novelist, playwright, essayist, literary critic and historian, who taught for many years at the University of Sussex.

Studies in Recorded Music 2004
in the Conference Centre.
Each Seminar will be illustrated with recordings from the British Library’s own collections The Saul Seminars are supported by funds from the Saga Trust, which has generously provided wine to be served after each event


Nicholas Kenyon | talks
David Wright | talks
John Deathridge | talks
Leanne Langley | talks


Date and Time:

20 April 2004 at 6:15 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



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