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|In praise of polyrhythms and pianos - the Rite of Spring at the Proms|
|It's not surprising to see Stravinsky ballet suites at the Proms: after all, they're standard components of the orchestral repertoire even when they're not being danced. But yesterday's prom, I thought, was far more exciting than anything an orchestra could manage.
This was the 11am "Chamber Prom" at Cadogan Hall. Our appetiser was Simon Trpčeski playing Chopin Mazurkas and a selection of Mendelssohn Songs Without Words with elegance and delicacy, to be followed by the main course: Stravinsky's Rite of Spring played on two pianos by Ashley Wass and Simon Crawford-Phillips.
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