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The Proms : a new history

Author: Jennifer R Doctor; David C H Wright; Nicholas Kenyon
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This lavishly illustrated book describes the Proms' history by focusing on how changes in society have influenced its development, at the same time revealing how the Proms itself has been responsible for shaping the tastes and listening habits of a nation.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer R Doctor; David C H Wright; Nicholas Kenyon
ISBN: 050051352X 9780500513521
OCLC Number: 75713458
Description: 320 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: The Proms : an industrious revolution / Paul Kildea --
Building an orchestra, creating an audience : Robert Newman and the Queen's Hall Promenade concerts, 1895-1926 / Leanne Langley --
A new dimension : the BBC takes on the Proms, 1920-44 / Jenny Doctor --
The BBC in possesion, 1945-59 / Alison Garnham --
Reinventing the Proms : the Glock and Ponsonby eras, 1959-85 / David Wright --
Joining the queue : the Proms audiences / Ivan Hewett --
Branding the postmodern Proms, 1986-2007 : reflecting on three last nights / Tom Service --
Planning the Proms yesterday, today, tomorrow / Nicholas Kenyon --
A Proms chronology --
Audience capacties : Queen's Hall and Royal Albert Hall.
Responsibility: edited by Jenny Doctor and David Wright ; consultant editor, Nicholas Kenyon.

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