This programme by the London Symphony Orchestra was quite interesting, not only because it was the first time an early work by Debussy was played in the UK but also because it linked this young Debussy with other composers that influenced his early days. Everything served by two French men: François-Xavier Roth conducting and the young Edgar Moreau playing the cello. The concert started with Tannhäuser overture that is always a good way to start.
A remark before anything else: what’s going on with Erato hair stylists for their baroque artists? Said that, the concert. If you look at the promotional picture used for this Prom (see above) you will see more than 20 players but when Il Pomo d’oro entered the stage… surprise! they are only 6 players! Probably one of the strengths of this ensemble is the versatility and that has allowed it to become one of the most successful baroque ensembles in the world in less than five years.