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Composer: White, John (b. 1936)

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Year of birth1936
NationalityUnited Kingdom
Period20th century
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Prom 50: The BBC SSO, Ilan Volkov and Frederic Rzewski premiere Barry and Rzewski

Ilan Volkov  ©  Chris Christodoulou
As a fan of contemporary music and, indeed, minimalism, I was disappointed to find the programme at Prom 50 underwhelming overall. This was not for lack of trying, however – I wanted to enjoy it. But after allowing the music time to sink in further and my thoughts to settle, my opinions only seemed to have become more resolute.The evening started promisingly.
***11
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