Proms Chamber Music - 2013


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The Academy of Ancient Music and Richard Egarr live at the BBC Proms in a concert that celebrates Handel's visit to Rome to hear the music of Arcangelo Corelli

Live from Cadogan Hall, London

Presented by Clemency Burton-Hill

Corelli: Concerto grosso in D major, Op. 6 No. 1

Handel: Cantata 'Pensieri notturni di Filli'

Valentini: Concerto grosso in A minor for four violins, Op. 7 No. 11

Handel: Cantata 'Tra le fiamme'

Corelli: Concerto grosso in F major, Op. 6 No. 12

Sophie Bevan (soprano)

The Academy of Ancient Music

Richard Egarr (conductor)

Before setlling in Britain Handel visited to Rome to hear the famous Italian violinist and composer Arcangelo Corelli. Unable to write operas - which were temporarily banned in the Papal states - Handel turned his hand to writing sacred music. In this first of five Proms Saturday Matinees, Richard Egarr, Sophie Bevan and the Academy of Ancient Music examine Handel's vivacious Italian cantatas in the context of virtuosic concerti grossi and harpsichord music by Corelli and his compatriots.

This concert will be repeated on Wednesday 24th July at 2pm.

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Vilde Frang and Michail Lifits live at the BBC Proms with music by Ravel, Mozart, and the Partita by one of this year's featured composers, Lutoslawski.

Live from Cadogan Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Ravel: Violin Sonata

Mozart: Violin Sonata in G major, K379

Lutoslawski: Partita

Vilde Frang (violin)

Michail Lifits (piano)

Petroc Trelawny introduces the first of this year's Proms Chamber Music concerts, live from Cadogan Hall in London. The charismatic young Norwegian violinist Vilde Frang makes her Proms concerto debut with the BBC Philharmonic later in the season, but today performs two of the best-loved chamber works in the repertory - Ravel's jazz-influenced work written in the 1920s, and Mozart's great sonata of 1781. And a rare chance to hear the expressive Partita by Witold Lutoslawski, whose centenary is celebrated across the Proms this year.

This concert will be repeated on Saturday 20th July at 2pm.