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A hymn to speed: agitation and restlessness; frenzied, dynamic performances; and the feverish adrenaline of high-speed travel. 'We declare,' wrote Marinetti in his Manifesto of Futurism, 'that the splendour of the world has been enriched by a new beauty: the beauty of speed.'

With music by John Adams, Charles-Valentin Alkan and Bach; and words by Pablo Neruda, Wordsworth and Emily Dickinson, read by Maxine Peake and Andrew Scott.

1 hour, 15 minutes

Last on

Sun 4 Sep 2011 22:15

Proms Poetry Competition 2015

The Haunted Apparatus

Write a poem inspired by a piece of music played at this year's proms