Conductor John Wilson’s First Appearance in the Royal Albert Hall, BBC Proms, 2007

It would appear that John’s very first time on the podium in the Albert Hall was, at age 35, conducting the 50-piece BBC Concert Orchestra in Sir William Walton’s score from the unseemly gorgeous 1969 war picture Battle of Britain. “Battle in the Air” is spirited, ravishing and very dramatic. I saw the film first run in Minneapolis, then again in London and then again in, of all places, Patras, Greece, but it’s the music I remember most.

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Yes love, that overtone did seem to go on forever, didn’t it?


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