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Rule Britannia!

A longtime devotee of the BBC PROMS reflects on the classical festival’s popular appeal.
by Richard Fairman.

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The Last Night of the Proms at Royal Albert Hall, 2016
© Chris Christodoulou/Lebrecht Music & Arts
HEAVEN KNOWS what the rest of the audience thought. With smoke pouring from its exhaust, a rickety old coach drew up outside the Royal Albert Hall, and out poured a noisy rabble of twenty or so school...

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