BBC Proms Chamber Music 2004

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20040726

Live from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Following his Proms appearance as soloist in Elgar's Violin Concerto (Prom 13), Pinchas Zukerman is joined by colleagues from the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Toronto, where he is Music Director, for two chamber music classics: a perfect miniature by the youthful Franz Schubert and Mozart's most extended, superbly eloquent quintet, written in that prolific summer of 1788, just before his final three symphonies.

Presented by Stephanie Hughes.

Pinchas Zukerman (violin)

Jessica Linnebach (violin)

Donnie Deacon (violin/viola)

Jethro Marks (viola)

Amanda Forsyth (cello)

Schubert: String Trio in B-flat Major, D 471

Mozart: String Quintet in C Major, K 515

20040823

Live from the Victoria and Albert Museum, LONDON.

A recital focusing on anniversary composer Biber's extraordinary, innovative sonatas.

Discovered a century ago, the sonatas are a masterpiece of the Baroque, with huge technical demands and audacious re-tunings of the violin strings.

Also on the programme, Schmelzer's elegiac work, and expressive keyboard pieces by Froberger.

Presented by Stephanie Hughes.

Andrew Manze (violin)

Richard Egarr (harpsichord/chamber organ)

Schmelzer: Sonatae unarum fidium - Sonata No 4

Biber: Mystery (Rosary) Sonatas - No 1, 'The Annunciation'; No 6, 'The Agony in the Garden'; No 10 'The Crucifixion'

Froberger: Suite in C; Lamentation 'Ferdinand le troisieme'.

A recital focusing on anniversary composer Biber's extraordinary, innovative sonatas. Discovered a century ago, the sonatas are a masterpiece of the Baroque, with huge technical demands and audacious re-tunings of the violin strings. Also on the programme, Schmelzer's elegiac work, and expressive keyboard pieces by Froberger.

Live from the Victoria and Albert Museum, LONDON.

A recital focusing on anniversary composer Biber's extraordinary, innovative sonatas.

Discovered a century ago, the sonatas are a masterpiece of the Baroque, with huge technical demands and audacious re-tunings of the violin strings.

Also on the programme, Schmelzer's elegiac work, and expressive keyboard pieces by Froberger.

Presented by Stephanie Hughes.

Andrew Manze (violin)

Richard Egarr (harpsichord/chamber organ)

Schmelzer: Sonatae unarum fidium - Sonata No 4

Biber: Mystery (Rosary) Sonatas - No 1, 'The Annunciation'; No 6, 'The Agony in the Garden'; No 10 'The Crucifixion'

Froberger: Suite in C; Lamentation 'Ferdinand le troisieme'.

20040830

Live from the Victoria and Albert Museum, LONDON.

Marking fifty years since the death of Ives, his monumental sonata pays tribute to a group of mid-19th-century transcendental American philosophers.

Thoreau's simple, pastoral flute, heard briefly at the end of Concord, takes flight in Messiaen's joyous birdsong.

Presented by Stephanie Hughes.

Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano)

Emily Beynon (flute)

Messiaen: Le Merle noir

Ives: Piano Sonata No 2 'Concord, Mass., 1840-1860'.

20040904

Another chance to hear this concert marking fifty years since the death of Charles Ives.

His monumental sonata pays tribute to a group of mid-19th-century transcendental American philosophers.

Thoreau's simple, pastoral flute, heard briefly at the end of Concord, takes flight in Messiaen's joyous birdsong.

Presented by Stephanie Hughes.

Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano)

Emily Beynon (flute)

Messiaen: Le Merle noir

Ives: Piano Sonata No 2 'Concord, Mass, 1840-1860'.

Another chance to hear this concert marking fifty years since the death of Charles Ives. His monumental sonata pays tribute to a group of mid-19th-century transcendental American philosophers. Thoreau's simple, pastoral flute, heard briefly at the end of Concord, takes flight in Messiaen's joyous birdsong.

Another chance to hear this concert marking fifty years since the death of Charles Ives.

His monumental sonata pays tribute to a group of mid-19th-century transcendental American philosophers.

Thoreau's simple, pastoral flute, heard briefly at the end of Concord, takes flight in Messiaen's joyous birdsong.

Presented by Stephanie Hughes.

Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano)

Emily Beynon (flute)

Messiaen: Le Merle noir

Ives: Piano Sonata No 2 'Concord, Mass, 1840-1860'.

20040906

Live from the Victoria and Albert Museum, LONDON.

A buoyant end to the series with the energy of Janacek's adventurous piece for solo piano and ensemble, and Martinu's witty ballet score peopled with kitchen utensils! Anniversary composer Dallapiccola adds magical stillness and solitude, while Simon Holt's new work is a plain mystery: its different sections are labelled 'Exhibits A to H'.

Evidence...

but of what?

Presented by Stephanie Hughes.

Rolf Hind (piano)

Britten Sinfonia

Nicholas Daniel (oboe/conductor)

JanacekConcertino

Dallapiccola: Piccola musica notturna

Simon Holt: The Coroner's Report (BBC commission: World Premiere)

Martinu: La revue de cuisine.

A buoyant end to the series with the energy of Janacek's adventurous piece for solo piano and ensemble, and Martinu's witty ballet score peopled with kitchen utensils! Anniversary composer Dallapiccola adds magical stillness and solitude, while Simon Holt's new work is a plain mystery: its different sections are labelled 'Exhibits A to H'. Evidence... but of what?

Live from the Victoria and Albert Museum, LONDON.

A buoyant end to the series with the energy of Janacek's adventurous piece for solo piano and ensemble, and Martinu's witty ballet score peopled with kitchen utensils! Anniversary composer Dallapiccola adds magical stillness and solitude, while Simon Holt's new work is a plain mystery: its different sections are labelled 'Exhibits A to H'.

Evidence...

but of what?

Presented by Stephanie Hughes.

Rolf Hind (piano)

Britten Sinfonia

Nicholas Daniel (oboe/conductor)

JanacekConcertino

Dallapiccola: Piccola musica notturna

Simon Holt: The Coroner's Report (BBC commission: World Premiere)

Martinu: La revue de cuisine.

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Another chance to hear the last concert in this year's Proms Chamber Music series from the Victoria and Albert Museum, with Janacek's energetic and adventurous piece for solo piano and ensemble, Martinu's witty ballet score (peopled with kitchen utensils!), some magical stillness and solitude from anniversary composer Dallapiccola, and the mysterious new work from Simon Holt.

Janacek: Concertino

Dallapiccola: Piccola musica notturna

Simon Holt: The Coroner's Report

Martinu: La revue de cuisine

Rolf Hind (piano)

Britten Sinfonia

Nicholas Daniel (oboe/conductor).

Another chance to hear the last concert in this year's Proms Chamber Music series from the Victoria and Albert Museum, with Janacek's energetic and adventurous piece for solo piano and ensemble, Martinu's witty ballet score (peopled with kitchen utensils!), some magical stillness and solitude from anniversary composer Dallapiccola, and the mysterious new work from Simon Holt.

Janacek: Concertino

Dallapiccola: Piccola musica notturna

Simon Holt: The Coroner's Report

Martinu: La revue de cuisine

Rolf Hind (piano)

Britten Sinfonia

Nicholas Daniel (oboe/conductor).