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
Christopher Cook presents pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard in the first Chamber Prom of the 2008 season, live from Cadogan Hall, London.
The recital conjures up themes of the night, with Schumann's Songs of Dawn suggesting the romantic moods of the pre-dawn hours, a theme taken up by Carter's Night Fantasies.
Aimard, a leading exponent of Messiaen's piano music, offers a sketch of a night-time bird with his L'alouette lulu, and Bartok's Out of Doors Suite contains its own night music, complete with birds, cicadas and a Hungarian frog.
Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano)
Schumann: Gesange der Fruhe, Op 133
Elliott Carter: Night Fantasies
Messiaen: Catalogue d'oiseaux - L'alouette lulu
Bartok: Out of Doors Suite.