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    BBC Proms

    I see my home town orchestra is making a long awaited return to London, 15 years since they played there last. This time with the wonderful Ashkenazy at the helm (their music director) and a fabulous French pianist ... oh to be in the Albert Hall in August ... sigh.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/proms/2010/what...8.shtml#prom52
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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    Ah yes, The Proms is still high on my bucket list. Nice to see the SSO back there after so long a time.
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    Looks like they've got a good program happening. I'd love to go to such a concert.

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    Matt and Monte, I must say that I don't know the symphony of Scriabin they're playing (I only know the exquisite Poem of Extasy, of course). I also note that Scriabin's must is all available on IMSLP ... nice.
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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    Scriabin symphony 3 would have to be my favourite after Prometheus. I've tried playing some of Scriabin's piano sonatas from IMSLP (3 and 6), but they're very hard to play, and require time which I don't have to master.

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    Montefalco - there are scores of Scriabin preludes, some of them playable, some of them murderously difficult ... I agree. I also saw one that I've downloaded that looks moderately playable, and would work beautifully on the organ. I must try it.
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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    You should be able to hear it on line, if it is televised you can watch it in UK - if you have a TV licence (or like me are old enough to get one free)
    Cheers MIKE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetmike View Post
    You should be able to hear it on line, if it is televised you can watch it in UK - if you have a TV licence (or like me are old enough to get one free)
    We used to get very good TV coverage of the proms but none at all now,.
    Mike, what other perks do pensioners in the UK get???? my sister in law gets free overseas calls I suppose she is limited to so many/month?

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    It's going to be broadcast here by our national broadcaster (not live obviously), thank goodness.
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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    Watching the proms. in particular the last night used to be a regular event for me. I remember Sir Malcolm Sargent with great fondness. A very humane and humorus man. I never seem to have the time or oportunity these days. Roll on retirement.

    teddy

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    Maidstone to London isn't that far, teddy?
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Contratrombone64 View Post
    Maidstone to London isn't that far, teddy?
    No David, but it is a two to three hour round trip just to get to maidstone. I live on the end of the world here, about two hundred yardsfrom the sea.
    Do you remember the Jules Verne novel The Lighthouse At The End Of The World?

    regards

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    Well he's just beyond that, third rock on the right at low tide.
    Cheers MIKE.

    How many roads must a man walk down ... ... before he admits he's lost?

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    Or was that - third rock from the sun?

    teddy

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    hi,BBC Proms are eight week continuous concert presented at the Albert hall in South Kensington, London.

    UK BBC Proms 2010 Concerts

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