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Prophetic use of a contrabass ophicleide

Richard Lawrence reviews his selection from this year’s BBC Proms season

THE Henry Wood Proms — pro­moted as ever by the BBC — came to their customary conclusion last Saturday.

The penultimate concert often includes Beethoven’s Ninth Sym­phony, but this year we had a real one-off: the French-language version of Weber’s horror-opera Der Frei­schütz, with the spoken dialogue replaced by recitatives composed by Berlioz. Fascinating! More predic­table — I do not mean this pejor­atively — were the various themes: anniversary ...

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