The Proms: A New History
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|Format:||Hardback, 320 pages|
|Other Information: ||155 illustrations, 42 in colour|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 16 April 2007|
Here is the complete story of one of the most high-profile and enduring institutions in British cultural life: the Proms. This lavishly illustrated book describes the Proms' history by focusing on how changes in society have influenced its development, at the same time as revealing how the Proms itself has been responsible for shaping the tastes and listening habits of a whole nation.
Table of Contents
Preface; The Proms: An Industrious Revolution by Paul Kildea; Building an Orchestra, Creating an Audience: Robert Newman and the Queen's Hall Promenade Concerts, 1895 - 1926 by Leanne Langley; A New Dimension - the BBC Takes on the Proms, 1920 - 44 by Jenny Doctor; The BBC in Possession, 1945 - 59 by Alison Garnham; Reinventing the Proms: The Glock and Ponsonby Eras, 1959 - 85 by David Wright; Joining the Queue: the Proms Audiences by Ivan Hewett; The Postmodern Proms, 1896 - 2007 by Tom Service; Planning the Proms Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow by Nicholas Kenyon.
About the Author
Jenny Doctor is a Visiting Senior Lecturer in Music at the University of York. She is the author of The BBC and Ultra-Modern Music, 1922 - 36: Shaping a Nation's Tastes. David Wright is Reader in the Centre for Performance History at the Royal College of Music. Nicholas Kenyon has been director of the BBC Proms since 1996. He was a music critic for the New Yorker, The Times and the Observer, and is the author of a history of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, among other books.
|Publisher: ||Thames & Hudson Ltd|
|Dimensions: ||25.0 x 17.0 centimeters (1.41 kg)|