THIS IS THE BBC`s ANNUAL, AND ESSENTIAL, PROMS SEASON CONCERT GUIDE TO ALL THINGS MUSICAL, WHETHER IT BEING HELD AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL OR OTHER PROMS VENUES.IT HAS A TICKET ORDERING PROCEDURE GUIDE,EACH NIGHT/DAY`s CONCERT DATES, MUSIC PROGRAMME CONTENT. AND ARTIST PROFILES. IN FACT EVERYTHING ALL A CONCERT GOER NEEDS TO KNOW,PLUS ALOT OF IMPORTANT PROMS NOTES ON KEY EVENTS.IT ALSO LISTS ALL THE RADIO AND TELEVSION CONCERT DATES THAT BBC "air". IN OTHER WORDS IT`s "MUST HAVE" WHOPPING BIG HUNK OF EXCELLENT PROMS INFORMATION! SO BUY IT WITH CONFIDENCE!
I rate this publication very highly:it is well up to its former excellent standards,and all concerts are made interesting by use of comprehensive information relevant to the music being perfomed, and to the composers and performers taking part, Thanks Beeb! Yours sincerely, John Harvey.
As a music lover, I find this guide an excellent book to own. It makes it possible for you to choose any Prom you would like to go and see, when there is a Prom on the television, and best of all really, what is playing each night. Radio 3 of course has the concerts on each and every night, but this guide helps you to see exactly who and what is being performed. The prices of the seats,plus a drawing of the way the seats are placed, is also a very useful feature. I get annoyed that more concerts are not on T.V. especially when football has been on most nights. There are a lot of music lovers in the country who pay their license fee, and have no interest in football, but have it prioritised over all else, the Proms are a once a year event, of great value to our ecconomy, as it attracts visitors because it is so unique. I love the Guide and use it during the season, as when I'm listening or watching I can turn up all the details of the piece.
... just log in to BBC Radio 3 ([...]) via your computer! All the Proms concerts are broadcast live each year, and also archived for "on demand" listening for a week after the performance date.
That means the BBC's colorful PROMS guide to this year's concerts -- July 16 through September 2010 -- makes a very enticing and attractive way for addicts like me to plan their listening each summer. It's a complete list of all the concerts and performers, with brief features on various themes in the programming and profiles of many of the composers and performers involved.
Naturally, since the annual PROMS guide is printed in advance, last-minute program changes sometimes occur as a result of illness and/or unforeseen travel complications due to acts of terrorists (like 9/11) or acts of God (like the recent Icelandic volcanic ash), but for the most part the guide is very accurate.
The BBC Proms is often touted as "the world's greatest music festival." With close to 90 chamber and orchestral concerts each summer, it's certainly the most ambitious. If you love classical music, then get the PROMS guide and listen online.
I suspect if you do, you'll be looking forward to the release of this guide next year as well!
The book is essential if you are planning to go to the Proms ro indeed listen to the concerts on radio or TV. There are some excellent spotlights on the artists and works. The only slight downside is the number of advertisments but if it keeps the costs down its a small inconvenience
Well up to its usual standard. An invaluable guide for planning one's listening to the Proms at home and identifying any one might like to attend. The background articles are both relevant and accessible.
2010 "Prom Guide" would not be without it for the coming concert season. Gives such knowlegeable information on the music to be played and on the diferent performing artists.Also to keep as a reference book for the forseeable future. J.B.
The book, an annual listings events etc for the forthcoming proms, was excellent. The promised "enclosed" Wallchart, however, was not in fact enclosed. Black mark, Amazon - and a star less in this review.