Proms At 80, The

Three prominent musical and cultural historians consider how the Proms have evolved over the years.

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ESSAY0120070813Three prominent musical and cultural historians consider how the Proms have evolved over the years.Roderick Swanston reflects on changing tastes as seen in the planning for this summer's programme, using recollections from two past Controllers, William Glock and John Drummond
ESSAY0220070814Christopher Cook explores the particular challenges of presenting these concerts to radio audiences in the 20th and 21st centuries, and how tastes and fashions have changed.
ESSAY03 LAST20070815Ivan Hewett tries to identify the nature and character of Proms audiences and how they differ from classical music audiences elsewhere.