The BBC Proms

Youth with experience, new with the old, fresh with the traditional, fame with unknown; however they are described these four concerts were imbued with a sense of generations meeting…

Sofia Music Weeks, Bulgaria

Anniversaries were plentiful on this final evening of Sofia Music Weeks – the city’s 140th as Bulgaria’s capital, for example – and among them was conductor Plamen Djouroff’s own 70th. He led the Sofia Soloists, established for only a decade or so less, in a programme that covered most of the post-WW II period, seen from the point of view of a group of senior composers.