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The Proms 9: Beethoven Cycle/Pierre Boulez

by Gig Reporters 2012

WinkBall were at the Royal Albert Hall for the ninth night of the Proms, 2012. It marks the start of the eight-week summer season of classical and orchestral music, plus other events, performed every day from July 13 to September 8.

Most of the events take place at the iconic Royal Albert Hall – though other venues include Cadogan Hall for the chamber concerts, and the Proms in the Park events across the UK to mark the last night.

On night nine, Daniel Barenboim and his youthful ensemble relished the energy of Beethoven's Fourth Symphony before tackling the 'Eroica', one of the irrefutable mould-breakers of classical music. Between these peaks, Boulez's Dialogue de l'ombre double introduced another kind of theatre, the clarinet's electronic double becoming more 'real' than the soloist physically present.

WinkBall video reporters will be finding out from the attendees what makes the Proms such a great, unique British event, and more…

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