BBC Proms Chamber Music 2007

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20070811

Another chance to hear last Monday's BBC Proms Chamber Music concert given at the Cadogan Hall, London, and presented by Penny Gore.

At the heart of the Henschel Quartet's wide-ranging recital is the mature masterwork Sibelius wrote between his Third and Fourth Symphonies.

Its subdued central movement of gentle, yet aching, nostalgia gave it its title of Intimate Voices.

Henschel Quartet

Mendelssohn: Capriccio, Op 81 No 3

Sibelius: String Quartet, Op 56 (Voces Intimae)

Janacek: String Quartet No 1 (Kreutzer Sonata).

20070811

Another chance to hear last Monday's BBC Proms Chamber Music concert given at the Cadogan Hall, London, and presented by Penny Gore.

At the heart of the Henschel Quartet's wide-ranging recital is the mature masterwork Sibelius wrote between his Third and Fourth Symphonies.

Its subdued central movement of gentle, yet aching, nostalgia gave it its title of Intimate Voices.

Henschel Quartet

Mendelssohn: Capriccio, Op 81 No 3

Sibelius: String Quartet, Op 56 (Voces Intimae)

Janacek: String Quartet No 1 (Kreutzer Sonata).

20070804

Another chance to hear conductor Stephen Layton and his vibrant young choir explore the creative interplay of words and music in a programme which focuses on settings of Shakespeare, Blake and Auden.

Vaughan Williams: O mistress mine; Willow, Willow; Come away Death (Shakespeare)

Britten: Old French Chorale; A Shepherd's Carol (Auden)

Tavener: The Tyger; The Lamb (Blake)

Bo Holten: Spring; Night (Blake)

Jaakko Mantyjarvi: Come Away Death; Lullaby; Double, Double Toil and Trouble; Full Fathom Five (Shakespeare)

Frank Martin: Full Fathom Five (Shakespeare)

Vaughan Williams: Full Fathom Five; The Cloud Capped Towers; Over Hill, Over Dale

Polyphony

Stephen Layton (conductor).

20070804

Another chance to hear conductor Stephen Layton and his vibrant young choir explore the creative interplay of words and music in a programme which focuses on settings of Shakespeare, Blake and Auden.

Vaughan Williams: O mistress mine; Willow, Willow; Come away Death (Shakespeare)

Britten: Old French Chorale; A Shepherd's Carol (Auden)

Tavener: The Tyger; The Lamb (Blake)

Bo Holten: Spring; Night (Blake)

Jaakko Mantyjarvi: Come Away Death; Lullaby; Double, Double Toil and Trouble; Full Fathom Five (Shakespeare)

Frank Martin: Full Fathom Five (Shakespeare)

Vaughan Williams: Full Fathom Five; The Cloud Capped Towers; Over Hill, Over Dale

Polyphony

Stephen Layton (conductor).

20070818

Another chance to hear Philip Langridge, one of the great tenors of our time, bring a very personal contribution to the centenary celebrations for composer Elizabeth Maconchy.

His recital also includes Britten's settings of Hardy and a Schumann cycle based on the poetry of Heine.

Philip Langridge (tenor)

David Owen Norris (piano)

Schumann: Liederkreis, Op 24

Maconchy: Four Shakespeare Songs

Britten: Winter Words, Op 52.

20070818

Another chance to hear Philip Langridge, one of the great tenors of our time, bring a very personal contribution to the centenary celebrations for composer Elizabeth Maconchy.

His recital also includes Britten's settings of Hardy and a Schumann cycle based on the poetry of Heine.

Philip Langridge (tenor)

David Owen Norris (piano)

Schumann: Liederkreis, Op 24

Maconchy: Four Shakespeare Songs

Britten: Winter Words, Op 52.

20070825

Another chance to hear this Chamber Prom.

Each year, principal players from the great orchestras of Europe come together to form the renowned Lucerne Festival Orchestra and some of them also take time out to make great chamber music.

Mozart's delightfully high-spirited Quartet gives the lie to his oft-quoted dislike of the flute, while the lush and wistful colours of Brahms's Sextet unlock the warm romanticism just below the surface of this famously brusque and prickly personality.

Soloists of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra:

Jacques Zoon (flute)

Raphael Christ, Ilya Gringolts, Anton Barachovsky (violins)

Wolfram Christ (viola)

Iseut Chuat, Valentin Erben, Jens Peter Maintz (cellos)

Mozart: Quartet in D for flute, violin, viola and cello, K285

Brahms: String Sextet No 2 in G, Op 36.

20070825

Another chance to hear this Chamber Prom.

Each year, principal players from the great orchestras of Europe come together to form the renowned Lucerne Festival Orchestra and some of them also take time out to make great chamber music.

Mozart's delightfully high-spirited Quartet gives the lie to his oft-quoted dislike of the flute, while the lush and wistful colours of Brahms's Sextet unlock the warm romanticism just below the surface of this famously brusque and prickly personality.

Soloists of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra:

Jacques Zoon (flute)

Raphael Christ, Ilya Gringolts, Anton Barachovsky (violins)

Wolfram Christ (viola)

Iseut Chuat, Valentin Erben, Jens Peter Maintz (cellos)

Mozart: Quartet in D for flute, violin, viola and cello, K285

Brahms: String Sextet No 2 in G, Op 36.

20070901

What did secular European song sound like 1,000 years ago? Who were its singers and what instruments did they play? These are the questions that led to Benjamin Bagby's initial search for the lost songs of a performing musician whose name remains unknown to us.

Another chance to hear Ensemble Sequentia's Chamber Music Prom.

Lost Songs of a Rhineland Harper:

Caute cane, cantor care; Magnus Cesar Otto; Rota modos arte; David Reges inclita proles (Songs of the Harp)

Atli sendi ar til Gunnars (The Harper in the Snake Pit)

Advertite, omnes populi; Puella turbata; Suavissima nunna; Veni, dilectissime (Desire and Seduction)

Ensemble Sequentia:

Benjamin Bagby (voice/harp)

Norbert Rodenkirchen (harp/flutes)

Agnethe Christensen (voice)

Eric Mentzel (voice).

20070901

What did secular European song sound like 1,000 years ago? Who were its singers and what instruments did they play? These are the questions that led to Benjamin Bagby's initial search for the lost songs of a performing musician whose name remains unknown to us.

Another chance to hear Ensemble Sequentia's Chamber Music Prom.

Lost Songs of a Rhineland Harper:

Caute cane, cantor care; Magnus Cesar Otto; Rota modos arte; David Reges inclita proles (Songs of the Harp)

Atli sendi ar til Gunnars (The Harper in the Snake Pit)

Advertite, omnes populi; Puella turbata; Suavissima nunna; Veni, dilectissime (Desire and Seduction)

Ensemble Sequentia:

Benjamin Bagby (voice/harp)

Norbert Rodenkirchen (harp/flutes)

Agnethe Christensen (voice)

Eric Mentzel (voice).

20070908

Presented by Sara Mohr-pietsch, from the Cadogan Hall, London.

Hailed as 'the pre-eminent Bach pianist of our time', Angela Hewitt is embarking on a World Tour interpreting his works.

Here she showcases two of his wonderfully imaginative Partitas, and adds a touch of Spanish seasoning with Sonatas by Scarlatti, composed for the Crown Princess Maria Barbara, and borrowing the dramatic gestures of the guitar.

Bach: Partita No 1 in B flat, BWV 825

Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata in D minor, K9; Sonata in D, K29

Bach: Partita No 4 in D, BWV 828.

20070908

Presented by Sara Mohr-pietsch, from the Cadogan Hall, London.

Hailed as 'the pre-eminent Bach pianist of our time', Angela Hewitt is embarking on a World Tour interpreting his works.

Here she showcases two of his wonderfully imaginative Partitas, and adds a touch of Spanish seasoning with Sonatas by Scarlatti, composed for the Crown Princess Maria Barbara, and borrowing the dramatic gestures of the guitar.

Bach: Partita No 1 in B flat, BWV 825

Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata in D minor, K9; Sonata in D, K29

Bach: Partita No 4 in D, BWV 828.