sat 30/05/2020

BBC Proms: Arditti Quartet, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Fischer | reviews, news & interviews

BBC Proms: Arditti Quartet, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Fischer

BBC Proms: Arditti Quartet, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Fischer

A dynamic and pretty weird Franco-Russian evening

Conductor Thierry Fischer began the evening flamboyantly and thrillingly

One of the weirdest things about the Proms's "weird concerto" theme is that the concertos so far haven't been all that weird. Piano. Violin. Cello and violin. Cello, piano and violin. Pretty familiar stuff. Finally last night we got something bona fide off the wall: a concerto for string quartet from French rebel Pascal Dusapin. Was it weird enough?

One of the weirdest things about the Proms's "weird concerto" theme is that the concertos so far haven't been all that weird. Piano. Violin. Cello and violin. Cello, piano and violin. Pretty familiar stuff. Finally last night we got something bona fide off the wall: a concerto for string quartet from French rebel Pascal Dusapin. Was it weird enough?

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