Fads And Fashions

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Derek Scott, chair of music at Salford University, explores some of the influences and fashions exploited by the composers featured in this afternoon's Prom, from the sudden popularity of gypsy music which is reflected in Bizet's `Carmen' and Bruch's Violin Concerto, to the descriptive fantasia that provided the framework for Elgar's immortalisation of his friends in the Enigma Variations.