Under construction, too, my plans for the 2014 BBC Proms season. Tickets go on sale next week, so get organized beforehand. Part of the reason the queues are long is that everyone logs on at once, creating a traffic jam. Often, it's easier to log on later unless you want a sure-fire best seller like Dr Who (not being done this year). Another reason is that some people log on then spend ages figuring out what to go for. Speeds things up no end if you plan ahead. My summary of the season is HERE.
These are my top ten picks for this year, the "essentials" for me, though I listen to at least 40 a year. Bookmark my site! Lots on interesting things on, which are worth catching.
First Night- 18/7 Elgar The Kingdom, read more HERE and HERE
Prom 6 22/7 Der Rosenkavalier - I'm going to Glyndebourne next week.
Prom 9 24/7 for the Glagolitic Mass which should suit Gergiev (avoid his other Prom)
Prom 17 29/7 (late) William Christie Les Arts Flo Rameau Motets
Prom 19 31/7 Strauss and Elgar
Prom 28 7/8 Francesconi and Stravinsky Oedipus Rex, Oramo
Prom 47 12/8 Britten War Requiem, Andris Nelsons
Prom 57 29/8 Mahler 2, Harding
Prom 59 31/8 August Strauss Elektra - Goerke and Bychkov - wow!
Prom 73 11/9 Leipzig Gewandhaus Chailly Mahler 3