Continuing our daily coverage of what's on at The Proms 2019, Susan Omand has a quick look at the programme for Prom 11: 1969 - The Sound of a Summer ...
Reminder: Watch Prom 7: Schumann, Schoenberg & Mozart and Prom 10: Public Service Broadcasting tonight on BBC Four
The one saving grace for this prom, and the thing I might listen to it for, is the wonderful Moog synthesiser as The Will Gregory Moog Ensemble are due to take part. 1969 saw the instrument break into the mainstream with a modern take on a classical theme in the album Switched-On Bach by composer Wendy Carlos, who also composed the score to two Stanley Kubrick films, A Clockwork Orange (1971) and The Shining (1980), and also Tron (1982) for Disney. Incidentally, and just as an interesting sidenote, Carlos was one of the first public figures, back in 1979, to disclose that they had had gender re-assignment surgery seven years previously, apparently paid for thanks to the success of Switched-On Bach!
So what's a Moog synth look like? Watch this from Tomorrow's World back in the day.
You can listen to Prom 11 live from 19:30 on Radio 3 or on the iPlayer
Image - Photo © Chris Christodoulou