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Composer: Arnold, Malcolm (1921-2006)

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Year of birth1921
Year of death2006
NationalityUnited Kingdom
Period20th century
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Prom 23: Romantics and revolutionaries

Ben Gernon © Petr Kadlec
Malcolm Arnold’s overture Peterloo presents the tragic events of the beginnings of the trade union movement. The melodramatic tragedy of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake closes the evening, after Juan Pérez Floristán makes his Proms debut.
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Soulful Advent music from the Scottish Ensemble with Sean Shibe

Sean Shibe © Kaupo Kikkos
The Scottish Ensemble with guitarist Sean Shibe perform a thoughtful programme of ancient and modern Christmas-themed music in a candlelit St John’s Kirk.
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The Palestine Youth Orchestra in Perth

Sian Edwards © Katie Vandyck
The Palestine Youth Orchestra on their first UK tour perform a lively mix of Western and Arabic music with passion and a strong humanitarian message in the programming.
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Mozart and the Brits in Sydney

Mozart and the Brits offered the chance to hear Britten and rarely performed Malcolm Arnold, courtesy of the Sydney Symphony. 
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Save room for seconds at Guildhall

In this double bill, we get a violently enthusiastic little farce from Donizetti which, though fiery, is definitely not his best work; but next, we are treated to the revival of a brilliant, beautiful one-act opera by Malcolm Arnold. 
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