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‘Sports-style’ commentary for classical concerts

'They think it's all oboe. It is now!'Classical concerts broadcast by the BBC will be enhanced by sports-style commentaries from pundits including John Motson, the corporation has announced. Masterpieces by the likes of Mahler and Beethoven will be overlaid with continuous opinion and analysis from a team of ‘enthusiastic and experienced’ pundits.

The decision is aimed at ‘de-mystifying’ the listening experience and will launch at this summer’s Proms season but incorporate year-round Performance on 3 broadcasts, too. Listeners on BBC Radio 3 will hear the usual introduction broadcast live before studio presenters hand over to a team of ‘stageside’ analysts as the music begins. They promise ‘unbiased and candid commentary on the unfolding performance’.

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Posted: Jun 1st, 2010
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Posted: Oct 14th, 2008
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