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Royal Albert Hall
|Prom 24: Elgar, Grainger and Strauss|
|On paper, Strauss’ Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche seems a non sequitur to choral and orchestral works by Elgar and Grainger. In Proms 24, Elgar’s part-song There is sweet music and Violin Concerto in B minor were at home next to Grainger’s setting of Londonderry Air and likeable In a Nutshell suite. But Strauss’ fifth symphonic poem dwarfed the rest in its capacity to excite, a much-needed dose of exhilaration.
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