Ingenuity and Inadequacy

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It’s a truism, but when it comes to the annual BBC Proms season, you can’t please everyone. Each April, when the announcement is made and the details are unveiled, it’s rather startling to see not only how many people have loud opinions about them, but also how very deeply felt those opinions are. For David Pickard, director of the Proms, and no doubt for all his predecessors, announcement day must feel like an occasion for both flinging open the doors and battening down the hatches, waiting for the wave of public response – whether indignant or enthusiastic – to subside.…

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