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Nicholas Kenyon

Former director of the Proms Nicholas Kenyon and writer Leanne Langley discuss the events of August 1895 which led to the birth of the Henry Wood Promenade Concerts or Proms.

The first of five special events marking the 120th anniversary of the Proms. Rana Mitter talks to Sir Nicholas Kenyon, Managing Director of the Barbican and former director of the Proms, and the writer Leanne Langley about the events of August 1895 which led to the birth of Promenade Concerts with Henry Wood as chief conductor.

Recorded in front of an audience at the Royal College of Music.

20 minutes

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