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Contrasts: The Changing Face of the Proms


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A series of music and arts features.

The Changing Face of the Proms
with Colin Davis, Lady Jessie Wood, Dame Eva Turner, Sir John Barbirolli, William Glock, Yehudi Menuhin, Promenaders
and Sir Malcolm Sargent, Sir Henry Wood
Introduced by Owen Brannigan.

As the new Proms season opens on Friday, tonight is an appropriate time for a survey of this robust and perennial British institution - it started in 1895. Tonight's look at the Proms features some of the many personalities connected with it, not the least of which are the Promenaders themselves.
'There's nothing like the Proms' is indeed a truism which cannot be challenged, but the changes during its long life are more subtle. Since it started as a French idea anyway, the original over fifty years before our first Proms, one might aptly say, 'plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose.' But while the French models waxed and waned our Proms bid fair to go on for ever.
Part of the First Night - a Memorial Concert for Sir Malcolm Sargent - can be seen on Friday evening on BBC-1


Speaker: Colin Davis
Speaker: Lady Jessie Wood
Speaker: Dame Eva Turner
Speaker: Sir John Barbirolli
Speaker: William Glock
Speaker: Yehudi Menuhin
Speaker: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Speaker: Sir Henry Wood
Presenter: Owen Brannigan
Producer: Francis Coleman

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Contrasts: The Changing Face of the Proms

BBC One London, 17 July 1968 22.50

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