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Proms 2011 Prom 34: Bridge, Holt, Dupré & Saint-Saëns

Prom 34: Bridge, Holt, Dupré & Saint-Saëns
19:00 Tue 9 Aug 2011 Royal Albert Hall
A concert with roots on both sides of the channel takes in new music and an old favourite by Saint-Saëns guaranteed to raise the roof.
A concert with roots on both sides of the channel takes in new music and an old favourite by Saint-Saëns guaranteed to raise the roof.

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An Anglo-French evening launched by the greatest of the nature tone-poems written by featured composer Frank Bridge. Simon Holt's double concerto for clarinet and flugelhorn takes its inspiration from the fantastical beasts of Greek mythology.

His solo instruments are drawn from different species, two distinct natures in one orchestral body. Marcel Dupré was a masterly executant who himself played Saint-Saëns's much loved 'Organ' Symphony at the Proms in 1935.