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Can there really be people out there who will be turned on to classical music by inane interval chatter and mindless interviews? The BBC should know better

By Stephen Everson   October 2006

Morons at the Proms

My, how classical music can be fun if you really try to, like, involve the audience and make them feel, well, really involved. At the press jamboree in April to announce the Proms season that has just finished, much was made of the fact that almost the whole of the last three weeks of the festival would be broadcast live on BBC4, giving unprecedented visual access to those unwilling or unable to make the daily journey to South Kensington to attend the concerts in person. Given BBC television’s general attitude to classical music, this indeed…

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