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Last Night of the Proms on now -

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choosyfloosy Sat 12-Sep-09 19:51:31

- just thought I'd post this as I usually forget to watch! Dido and Aeneas in a few minutes when these bozos stop chatting.

choosyfloosy Sat 12-Sep-09 19:53:39

If someone had offered me a pink carnation to wear with that dress I'd have said 'thank you' and dropped it in the bin...


PigeonPie Sat 12-Sep-09 20:03:36

Not watching - am listening instead. Just sooo much better on the radio grin !

choosyfloosy Sat 12-Sep-09 20:04:36

God that was amazing [googles recording of D&A with Sarah Conolly]

choosyfloosy Sat 12-Sep-09 21:25:42

Mmm, this symphony sounds like chunks of old film scores botched together.

Having said that i've laughed a couple of times, and musical 'jokes' usually leave me stonyfaced.

GirlsAreLOud Sat 12-Sep-09 21:27:56

Choosy, did you laugh at the hoover too? grin

SuperBunny Sat 12-Sep-09 21:28:37

Ooo, a Proms thread, yay

choosyfloosy Sat 12-Sep-09 21:29:16

More at Lionel Blair and David Attenborough I think. Great performances smile

SuperBunny Sat 12-Sep-09 21:30:50

Aw, I liked that!

choosyfloosy Sat 12-Sep-09 21:36:20

Anyone remember the Last Night in 2001, with an all-American programme? (well in part I anyway). Unforgettable.

frakkinpannikin Sat 12-Sep-09 21:36:32

Loved the piece just gone - rifles were hilarious!

I'm kicking myself for missing SC singing the Purcell

gruber Sat 12-Sep-09 21:39:53

The sight of David Attenborough on floor polisher is not one I'm going to forget soon! Hilarious! And very interesting to watch.

frakkin - watch it on iplayer tomorrow smile

BettySuarez Sat 12-Sep-09 21:41:09

Which are we watching then, The Proms in the Park or the the Royal Albert Hall?

I am channel hopping atm.

choosyfloosy Sat 12-Sep-09 21:41:46

watch it on iplayer tonight - that's where I am! It's over on BBC4 schedule.

OhYouBadBadKitten Sat 12-Sep-09 21:41:51

rifles were very funny

choosyfloosy Sat 12-Sep-09 21:43:11

Blimey the cleavage factor is enormous tonight.

Kind of makes me wish that male performers would wear vast shimmering codpieces or silver thongs.

choosyfloosy Sat 12-Sep-09 21:44:22

ooh this is fab

who was the composer again?

another glass sweedie? [glugs]

BettySuarez Sat 12-Sep-09 21:44:52

oooh! now I wanted to start commenting on the frocks but wondered if this was a bit vulgar (seeing as it's the proms grin)

BettySuarez Sat 12-Sep-09 21:46:38

some of those female choir members really need to more mindful of their posture

great piece though

frakkinpannikin Sat 12-Sep-09 21:48:10

Piazolla - never heard of him before (shocking in a music grad!)

BettySuarez Sat 12-Sep-09 21:48:44

I wish I was there with my ukulele (sigh)

choosyfloosy Sat 12-Sep-09 21:49:27

Piazzola. Very cool. [off to google again]

Albert Hall for me BettyS.

Hmm what will the Gershwin be like? I still have traumatised memories of the awful Kiri te Kanawa/Carrero West Side Story recording.

BettySuarez Sat 12-Sep-09 21:51:37

Yes, I will stay in the Albert Hall now. They all look chuffing freezing in the Park grin

ClaireDeLoon Sat 12-Sep-09 21:51:54

The 2001 program wasn't just American, work by Sir Michael Tippett - a British composer - was heavily featured, plus Beethoven and Jerusalem. It was an American conductor that year though.

frakkinpannikin Sat 12-Sep-09 21:59:30

Oooh Tippett, one of my favourites!

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