May 14, 2017
Whether you are planning a trip to the Royal Albert Hall or to keep up with the concerts as they are broadcast, the festival guide is indispensable.
Along with full details of every performance, it features new articles on some of the diverse themes running through this year’s programme:
- the musical legacies of both the Reformation (from 1517) and the October Revolution in Russia (1917);
- the birthdays of Minimalist composers John Adams (70) and Philip Glass (80), and jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald (1917–1996);
- stand-out works such as Handel’s Water Music (premiered in 1717), Elgar’s three symphonies, and the first collaboration between Rodgers and Hammerstein, Oklahoma!
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BBC Proms 2017