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Birmingham Conservatoire, Adrian Boult Hall
|Birmingham Philharmonic and Byron Parish's Bruch and Bruckner marathon|
|The citizens of Birmingham were queueing up at the door when I arrived in good time for this concert, and the hall was nearly full when the concert began. All seats were unreserved and at the same price wherever you sat – an arrangement that has always appealed to me. Certainly it discriminates against those who can’t get there early, but at least it doesn’t discriminate against those who may be devoted music-lovers but not wealthy enough to afford what would have been a top-price seat in the centre stalls.
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