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Rousing but not a bull's eye!

I agree with Uncle Dunc that these songs do strike a chord BUT...nothing compares to a live recording of an actual Last Night event. This album is studio recorded so lacks in that all important banter between conductor (Sir Andrew Davis was one of the best) and audience. On it's own it's ok but if you are looking for a live event recording, try another.

Chestnuts Roasting

These are the tunes of graduations, coronations, and an Empire that was—the sounds of Union Jacks flapping and armies marching, accompanied by bowstrings of burning gold and arrows of desire. We've heard them all before, but there's no better collection to inspire the day. And the Beeb does them best.


Very good!!!


Formed: 1952

Genre: Classical

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Founded in 1952 as a radio orchestra for performances of light and popular classics, the BBC Concert Orchestra has become one of Britain's leading orchestras, performing in concert, opera, and broadcasts. It grew out of Stanford Robinson's BBC Opera Orchestra. Robinson remained as guest conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra when Gilbert Vinter was named permanent conductor in 1952. Vinter resigned the following year and Charles Mackerras was appointed to the position in March 1954. In 1956, Vilem...
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The Last Night of the Proms, BBC Concert Orchestra
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Classical, Music
  • Released: Sep 09, 1996

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