Proms Feature - The Ecstasy Effect

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King Roger19980719

Adrian Thomas unravels the genesis of Szymanowski's opera `King Roger', the most ecstatic of the composer's works, which receives its long-awaited Proms debut this evening. The piece is a fascinating web of philosophical, musical and cultural threads. With contributions from Szymanowski experts Teresa Chylinska, Stephen Downes, Jim Samson and Alistair Wightman.