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2005080120050806

Another chance to hear the Proms debut for an elite ensemble made up of principal players from the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.

Lutoslawski's capricious soundscape of overlapping ideas contrasts with the radiant wide-open spaces of Copland's ballet score in its original version for 13 players.

John Woolrich's fascinating new piece has echoes of the darkly comic world of Goya's paintings.

Presented by Stephanie Hughes.

Lutoslawski: Chain 1

John Woolrich: After the Clock (BBC commission, world premiere)

Copland: Appalachian Spring

NYO Sinfonietta

Paul Watkins (conductor)

2005080120050806

Another chance to hear the Proms debut for an elite ensemble made up of principal players from the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.

Lutoslawski's capricious soundscape of overlapping ideas contrasts with the radiant wide-open spaces of Copland's ballet score in its original version for 13 players.

John Woolrich's fascinating new piece has echoes of the darkly comic world of Goya's paintings.

Presented by Stephanie Hughes.

Lutoslawski: Chain 1

John Woolrich: After the Clock (BBC commission, world premiere)

Copland: Appalachian Spring

NYO Sinfonietta

Paul Watkins (conductor)

2005080820050813

From Cadogan Hall, London, soprano Dame Felicity Lott presents a recital of the repertoire that has won her many accolades.

Fin-de-siècle dreams and longings are evoked in works by Duparc and Chausson, followed by a set of early songs by Hahn and lighter numbers by Satie.

Presented by Stephanie Hughes.

Duparc: La vie antérieure; Chanson triste; Phidylé

Chausson: Les papillons; Le colibri; Le temps de lilas; Chanson perpétuelle

Hahn: Rêverie; Infidélité; Si mes vers avaient desailes; Y'a des arbres

Satie: La diva de l'Empire; Je te veux

Dame Felicity Lott (soprano)

Eugene Asti (piano)

2005080820050813

From Cadogan Hall, London, soprano Dame Felicity Lott presents a recital of the repertoire that has won her many accolades.

Fin-de-siècle dreams and longings are evoked in works by Duparc and Chausson, followed by a set of early songs by Hahn and lighter numbers by Satie.

Presented by Stephanie Hughes.

Duparc: La vie antérieure; Chanson triste; Phidylé

Chausson: Les papillons; Le colibri; Le temps de lilas; Chanson perpétuelle

Hahn: Rêverie; Infidélité; Si mes vers avaient desailes; Y'a des arbres

Satie: La diva de l'Empire; Je te veux

Dame Felicity Lott (soprano)

Eugene Asti (piano)

2005081520050820

Live from Cadogan Hall, London.

Following his performance of the Grieg Concerto at Friday's Prom, Lars Vogt performs Schubert's final and perhaps most personal sonata.

The programme begins with Brahms' wistful lullaby and also includes a new work by the pianist's wife, Russian composer Tatjana Komarova.

Presented by Stephanie Hughes.

Brahms: Intermezzo in E flat, Op 117, No 1

Tatjana Komarova: Tänze mit verbundenen Augen (UK premiere)

Schubert:Piano Sonata in B flat, D 960

Lars Vogt (piano)

2005081520050820

From Cadogan Hall, London, presented by Stephanie Hughes.

Lars Vogt performs Schubert's final and perhaps most personal sonata.

The programme begins with Brahms' wistful lullaby and also includes a new work by the pianist's wife, Russian composer Tatjana Komarova.

Brahms: Intermezzo in E flat, Op 117, No 1

Tatjana Komarova: Tänze mit verbundenen Augen (UK premiere)

Schubert:Piano Sonata in B flat, D960

Lars Vogt (piano)

2005081520050820

Live from Cadogan Hall, London.

Following his performance of the Grieg Concerto at Friday's Prom, Lars Vogt performs Schubert's final and perhaps most personal sonata.

The programme begins with Brahms' wistful lullaby and also includes a new work by the pianist's wife, Russian composer Tatjana Komarova.

Presented by Stephanie Hughes.

Brahms: Intermezzo in E flat, Op 117, No 1

Tatjana Komarova: Tänze mit verbundenen Augen (UK premiere)

Schubert:Piano Sonata in B flat, D 960

Lars Vogt (piano)

2005081520050820

From Cadogan Hall, London, presented by Stephanie Hughes.

Lars Vogt performs Schubert's final and perhaps most personal sonata.

The programme begins with Brahms' wistful lullaby and also includes a new work by the pianist's wife, Russian composer Tatjana Komarova.

Brahms: Intermezzo in E flat, Op 117, No 1

Tatjana Komarova: Tänze mit verbundenen Augen (UK premiere)

Schubert:Piano Sonata in B flat, D960

Lars Vogt (piano)

2005082220050827

Live from Cadogan Hall, presented by Stephanie Hughes.

The distinctive genius of Michael Tippett shines brightly in his moving song cycle and exhilarating piano sonata - both creating an utterly personal sound-world.

Tippett's centenary and his love of Purcell's music are celebrated by a young tenor from BBC Radio 3's New Generation Artists, and a renowned pianist who knew Tippett well and is the dedicatee of the Third Sonata.

Tippett: The Heart's Assurance

Purcell, arr Tippett and Bergmann: Sweeter than Roses; I Attempt from Love's Sickness to Fly; An Evening Hymn

Tippett: Piano Sonata No 3

Andrew Kennedy (tenor)

Paul Crossley (piano)

2005082220050827

From Cadogan Hall, presented by Stephanie Hughes.

The distinctive genius of Michael Tippett shines brightly in his moving song cycle and exhilarating piano sonata - both creating an utterly personal sound-world.

Tippett's centenary and his love of Purcell's music are celebrated by a young tenor from BBC Radio 3's New Generation Artists, and a renowned pianist who knew Tippett well and is the dedicatee of the Third Sonata.

Tippett: The Heart's Assurance

Purcell, arr Tippett and Bergmann: Sweeter than Roses; I Attempt from Love's Sickness to Fly; An Evening Hymn

Tippett: Piano Sonata No 3

Andrew Kennedy (tenor)

Paul Crossley (piano)

2005082220050827

Live from Cadogan Hall, presented by Stephanie Hughes.

The distinctive genius of Michael Tippett shines brightly in his moving song cycle and exhilarating piano sonata - both creating an utterly personal sound-world.

Tippett's centenary and his love of Purcell's music are celebrated by a young tenor from BBC Radio 3's New Generation Artists, and a renowned pianist who knew Tippett well and is the dedicatee of the Third Sonata.

Tippett: The Heart's Assurance

Purcell, arr Tippett and Bergmann: Sweeter than Roses; I Attempt from Love's Sickness to Fly; An Evening Hymn

Tippett: Piano Sonata No 3

Andrew Kennedy (tenor)

Paul Crossley (piano)

2005082220050827

From Cadogan Hall, presented by Stephanie Hughes.

The distinctive genius of Michael Tippett shines brightly in his moving song cycle and exhilarating piano sonata - both creating an utterly personal sound-world.

Tippett's centenary and his love of Purcell's music are celebrated by a young tenor from BBC Radio 3's New Generation Artists, and a renowned pianist who knew Tippett well and is the dedicatee of the Third Sonata.

Tippett: The Heart's Assurance

Purcell, arr Tippett and Bergmann: Sweeter than Roses; I Attempt from Love's Sickness to Fly; An Evening Hymn

Tippett: Piano Sonata No 3

Andrew Kennedy (tenor)

Paul Crossley (piano)

20080823

Presented by Christopher Cook, live from Cadogan Hall, London.

Virtuosic viola da gamba player Jordi Savall makes his Proms debut with his longtime collaborator Rolf Lislevand on theorbo and guitar.

Famous for his performance of the music of Marais in the film Tous les matins du monde, Savall performs two of his works in this concert, alongside music by Ortiz, Sanz and the eccentric English champion of the viol Tobias Hume.

Jordi Savall (bass viol/viola da gamba)

Rolf Lislevand (theorbo/guitar)

Ortiz: Passamezzo antico; Folia; Ruggiero Romanesca; Passamezzo moderno

Hume: A Souldiers March; Harke, harke; A Souldiers Resolution

Marais: Prelude (Pieces de viole, 3eme livre); Muzettes 1/11; La sautillante

Sanz: Jacaras; Canarios

Marais: Couplets des Folies d'espagne

20080823

Presented by Christopher Cook, live from Cadogan Hall, London.

Virtuosic viola da gamba player Jordi Savall makes his Proms debut with his longtime collaborator Rolf Lislevand on theorbo and guitar.

Famous for his performance of the music of Marais in the film Tous les matins du monde, Savall performs two of his works in this concert, alongside music by Ortiz, Sanz and the eccentric English champion of the viol Tobias Hume.

Jordi Savall (bass viol/viola da gamba)

Rolf Lislevand (theorbo/guitar)

Ortiz: Passamezzo antico; Folia; Ruggiero Romanesca; Passamezzo moderno

Hume: A Souldiers March; Harke, harke; A Souldiers Resolution

Marais: Prelude (Pieces de viole, 3eme livre); Muzettes 1/11; La sautillante

Sanz: Jacaras; Canarios

Marais: Couplets des Folies d'espagne

20080825

From Cadogan Hall in London.

Presented by Suzy Klein.

Christophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques perform works of the French Baroque, with solo cantatas by Monteclair and Rameau reflecting the intimacy of chamber-music evenings at the court of Versailles.

Plus a touching 'air de cour' by Michel Lambert and Couperin's depictions of a nightingale.

Lambert: Air: Vos mepris chaque jour

Marais: Sonate a la maresienne (excerpts)

Monteclair: Cantata: Le depit genereux

Couperin: Le rossignol-en-amour; Double du rossignol (pieces de clavecin - 13eme ordre)

Rameau: Cantata: Orphee

Les Talens Lyriques:

Celine Scheen (soprano)

Stephanie Paulet (violin)

Atsushi Sakai (cello)

Christophe Rousset (harpsichord/director)

20080825

From Cadogan Hall in London.

Presented by Suzy Klein.

Christophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques perform works of the French Baroque, with solo cantatas by Monteclair and Rameau reflecting the intimacy of chamber-music evenings at the court of Versailles.

Plus a touching 'air de cour' by Michel Lambert and Couperin's depictions of a nightingale.

Lambert: Air: Vos mepris chaque jour

Marais: Sonate a la maresienne (excerpts)

Monteclair: Cantata: Le depit genereux

Couperin: Le rossignol-en-amour; Double du rossignol (pieces de clavecin - 13eme ordre)

Rameau: Cantata: Orphee

Les Talens Lyriques:

Celine Scheen (soprano)

Stephanie Paulet (violin)

Atsushi Sakai (cello)

Christophe Rousset (harpsichord/director)

20080830

From Cadogan Hall in London.

Presented by Suzy Klein.

Christophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques perform works of the French Baroque, with solo cantatas by Monteclair and Rameau reflecting the intimacy of chamber-music evenings at the court of Versailles.

Plus a touching 'air de cour' by Michel Lambert and Couperin's depictions of a nightingale.

Lambert: Air: Vos mepris chaque jour

Marais: Sonate a la maresienne (excerpts)

Monteclair: Cantata: Le depit genereux

Couperin: Le rossignol-en-amour; Double du rossignol (pieces de clavecin - 13eme ordre)

Rameau: Cantata: Orphee

Les Talens Lyriques:

Celine Scheen (soprano)

Stephanie Paulet (violin)

Atsushi Sakai (cello)

Christophe Rousset (harpsichord/director)

20080830

From Cadogan Hall in London.

Presented by Suzy Klein.

Christophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques perform works of the French Baroque, with solo cantatas by Monteclair and Rameau reflecting the intimacy of chamber-music evenings at the court of Versailles.

Plus a touching 'air de cour' by Michel Lambert and Couperin's depictions of a nightingale.

Lambert: Air: Vos mepris chaque jour

Marais: Sonate a la maresienne (excerpts)

Monteclair: Cantata: Le depit genereux

Couperin: Le rossignol-en-amour; Double du rossignol (pieces de clavecin - 13eme ordre)

Rameau: Cantata: Orphee

Les Talens Lyriques:

Celine Scheen (soprano)

Stephanie Paulet (violin)

Atsushi Sakai (cello)

Christophe Rousset (harpsichord/director)

20080901

Live from Cadogan Hall, London.

Presented by Christopher Cook.

The Proms' commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Ralph Vaughan Williams' death continues as celebrated British tenor Mark Padmore joins the Nash Ensemble for a performance of On Wenlock Edge - six settings of words by AE Housman.

It explores themes of hope and loss in the Romantic backdrop of a Shropshire landscape.

Plus a rare chance to hear a work by one of Vaughan Williams' fellow students at the Royal College of Music - Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's masterly Clarinet Quintet, written in response to a challenge from his teacher Charles Stanford to write a work that would match up to Brahms' famous Quintet without revealing that composer's influence.

Coleridge-Taylor: Clarinet Quintet

Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge

Mark Padmore (tenor)

Nash Ensemble

20080901

Live from Cadogan Hall, London.

Presented by Christopher Cook.

The Proms' commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Ralph Vaughan Williams' death continues as celebrated British tenor Mark Padmore joins the Nash Ensemble for a performance of On Wenlock Edge - six settings of words by AE Housman.

It explores themes of hope and loss in the Romantic backdrop of a Shropshire landscape.

Plus a rare chance to hear a work by one of Vaughan Williams' fellow students at the Royal College of Music - Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's masterly Clarinet Quintet, written in response to a challenge from his teacher Charles Stanford to write a work that would match up to Brahms' famous Quintet without revealing that composer's influence.

Coleridge-Taylor: Clarinet Quintet

Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge

Mark Padmore (tenor)

Nash Ensemble

20080906

Live from Cadogan Hall, London.

Presented by Christopher Cook.

The Proms' commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Ralph Vaughan Williams' death continues as celebrated British tenor Mark Padmore joins the Nash Ensemble for a performance of On Wenlock Edge - six settings of words by AE Housman.

It explores themes of hope and loss in the Romantic backdrop of a Shropshire landscape.

Plus a rare chance to hear a work by one of Vaughan Williams' fellow students at the Royal College of Music - Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's masterly Clarinet Quintet, written in response to a challenge from his teacher Charles Stanford to write a work that would match up to Brahms' famous Quintet without revealing that composer's influence.

Coleridge-Taylor: Clarinet Quintet

Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge

Mark Padmore (tenor)

Nash Ensemble

20080906

Live from Cadogan Hall, London.

Presented by Christopher Cook.

The Proms' commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Ralph Vaughan Williams' death continues as celebrated British tenor Mark Padmore joins the Nash Ensemble for a performance of On Wenlock Edge - six settings of words by AE Housman.

It explores themes of hope and loss in the Romantic backdrop of a Shropshire landscape.

Plus a rare chance to hear a work by one of Vaughan Williams' fellow students at the Royal College of Music - Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's masterly Clarinet Quintet, written in response to a challenge from his teacher Charles Stanford to write a work that would match up to Brahms' famous Quintet without revealing that composer's influence.

Coleridge-Taylor: Clarinet Quintet

Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge

Mark Padmore (tenor)

Nash Ensemble

20080908

Live from Cadogan Hall, London.

Presented by Suzy Klein.

In the last of the 2008 Proms Chamber Music concerts, Radio 3 New Generation Artists the Aronowitz Ensemble are joined by soprano Elizabeth Watts for a performance of Gabriel Faure's song cycle La bonne chanson, a setting of poems by Paul Verlaine.

The Ensemble also perform Richard Strauss' string sextet from his last opera, Capriccio, and give the world premiere of a BBC commission - a new string sextet written specially for the Aronowitz Ensemble by Welsh composer Huw Watkins, with a title inspired by a phrase from the Philip Larkin poem Sad Steps.

Strauss: Capriccio - Sextet

Faure: La bonne chanson

Huw Watkins: Sad Steps (BBC commission - world premiere)

Elizabeth Watts (soprano)

Aronowitz Ensemble

20080908

Live from Cadogan Hall, London.

Presented by Suzy Klein.

In the last of the 2008 Proms Chamber Music concerts, Radio 3 New Generation Artists the Aronowitz Ensemble are joined by soprano Elizabeth Watts for a performance of Gabriel Faure's song cycle La bonne chanson, a setting of poems by Paul Verlaine.

The Ensemble also perform Richard Strauss' string sextet from his last opera, Capriccio, and give the world premiere of a BBC commission - a new string sextet written specially for the Aronowitz Ensemble by Welsh composer Huw Watkins, with a title inspired by a phrase from the Philip Larkin poem Sad Steps.

Strauss: Capriccio - Sextet

Faure: La bonne chanson

Huw Watkins: Sad Steps (BBC commission - world premiere)

Elizabeth Watts (soprano)

Aronowitz Ensemble

20080913

Live from Cadogan Hall, London.

Presented by Suzy Klein.

In the last of the 2008 Proms Chamber Music concerts, Radio 3 New Generation Artists the Aronowitz Ensemble are joined by soprano Elizabeth Watts for a performance of Gabriel Faure's song cycle La bonne chanson, a setting of poems by Paul Verlaine.

The Ensemble also perform Richard Strauss' string sextet from his last opera, Capriccio, and give the world premiere of a BBC commission - a new string sextet written specially for the Aronowitz Ensemble by Welsh composer Huw Watkins, with a title inspired by a phrase from the Philip Larkin poem Sad Steps.

Strauss: Capriccio - Sextet

Faure: La bonne chanson

Huw Watkins: Sad Steps (BBC commission - world premiere)

Elizabeth Watts (soprano)

Aronowitz Ensemble

20080913

Live from Cadogan Hall, London.

Presented by Suzy Klein.

In the last of the 2008 Proms Chamber Music concerts, Radio 3 New Generation Artists the Aronowitz Ensemble are joined by soprano Elizabeth Watts for a performance of Gabriel Faure's song cycle La bonne chanson, a setting of poems by Paul Verlaine.

The Ensemble also perform Richard Strauss' string sextet from his last opera, Capriccio, and give the world premiere of a BBC commission - a new string sextet written specially for the Aronowitz Ensemble by Welsh composer Huw Watkins, with a title inspired by a phrase from the Philip Larkin poem Sad Steps.

Strauss: Capriccio - Sextet

Faure: La bonne chanson

Huw Watkins: Sad Steps (BBC commission - world premiere)

Elizabeth Watts (soprano)

Aronowitz Ensemble

03*20080809

Presented by Christopher Cook, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Violinist Alina Ibragimova and pianist Huw Watkins perform two works by French composers at opposite ends of their careers: Debussy's Sonata was the last work he completed, while Messiaen's Theme and Variations is a youthful piece written as a wedding present for his first wife.

The violin part of Prokofiev's neo-classical Second Sonata though virtuosic is also highly lyrical and elegant, evidence of the work's inception as a sonata for flute.

Alina Ibragimova

Huw Watkins (piano)

Debussy: Sonata for violin and piano

Messiaen: Theme and variations, for violin and piano

Prokofiev: Sonata No 2 in D for violin and piano, Op 94a.

03*20080809

Presented by Christopher Cook, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Violinist Alina Ibragimova and pianist Huw Watkins perform two works by French composers at opposite ends of their careers: Debussy's Sonata was the last work he completed, while Messiaen's Theme and Variations is a youthful piece written as a wedding present for his first wife.

The violin part of Prokofiev's neo-classical Second Sonata though virtuosic is also highly lyrical and elegant, evidence of the work's inception as a sonata for flute.

Alina Ibragimova

Huw Watkins (piano)

Debussy: Sonata for violin and piano

Messiaen: Theme and variations, for violin and piano

Prokofiev: Sonata No 2 in D for violin and piano, Op 94a.