|Date and venue||Title|
Royal Albert Hall
|Prom 43: Delius, Saint-Saëns and Tchaikovsky with the RPO|
|If this year's Delius anniversary glut – he was born in 1862 – has taught us anything, it is how difficult his music is to capture: beautifully idiosyncratic at best, but plain boring if wrong. Not only is his structural approach unique, unbounded by schema or formal moulds, but so too is his harmonic language, and his method of evocation, no more so than in his nocturne Paris: The Song of a Great City.|
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