Monday, 3 April 2006

A web-searching challenge

Listening to:

Shostakovich, Cheryomushki, in the reduced orchestration, English-language version performed by the Pimlico Opera.

And your challenge is

According to this page, I went to a Proms concert on 4 August 1995, and saw Simon Rattle conduct Beethoven’s Eroica symphony. The challenge is to find out what other pieces were part of the programme that evening.

As I write, I have no idea what the answer is. My diary might tell me, and I will consult it later today, but the web seems to be of no help whatsoever. Kudos to the first link to a web-page with the relevant information.

Comments

The concert started with Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream overture, continued with the world premiere of some “difficult, modern-sounding stuff”, and finished with the Beethoven.

So there you go: diary 1, www 0.

Posted by: Michael at April 21, 2006 08:27 PM