Proms Composer Portraits

Episodes

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01Naresh Sohal20130802

, in conversation with Andrew McGregor, discusses his BBC commission and introduces his chamber works.

Producer Anthony Sellors.

02Edward Cowie20130805

Andrew McGregor talks to Edward Cowie and introduces performances of some of his chamber works, played by students of the Royal Northern College of Music. Recorded earlier this evening at a concert in the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall at the Royal College of Music.

2005Detlev Glanert20050726

Recorded at the Royal Albert Hall, London

One of the most prominent composers of the Henze school - German composer Detlev Glanert, whose music is revered for being highly expressive and steeped in human relevance - introduces a selection of his highly acclaimed chamber music, including his Four Piano Fantasies based on four different dreams, and talks to Andrew Mcgregor.

Sonata for Violin and Piano

Four Fantasies for solo piano: No 3 and No 4

Serenade for Cello and Piano

Musicians from Trinity College of Music

Tau Way (piano)

Vera Landwing (violin)

Diego Carneiro (cello).

2005Marc-andré Dalbavie20050816

Recorded at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Following the world premiere in tonight's Prom of his William Faulkner inspired piano concerto (part of a cycle of six related works) intriguing French composer Marc-André Dalbavie talks to Andrew Mcgregor about his music and introduces two of his chamber pieces.

Axiom for clarinet, bassoon, trumpet and piano (UK premiere)

Trio for violin, horn and piano (UK premiere)

Musicians from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

2006Jonathan Harvey20060809

Recorded at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Following the London premiere of his work Towards a Pure Land, Jonathan Harvey talks to Andrew Mcgregor about his music and introduces performances of his chamber works.

Jonathan Harvey: Vers, for piano solo; Run Before Lightning, for flute and piano (UK premiere); The Riot, for flute/piccolo, bass clarinet and piano

Musicians from the Royal Academy of Music

Melissa Doecke (flute/piccolo)

Andrew Harper (bass clarinet)

Mary Callanan (piano).

2006Toshio Hosokawa20060803

Recorded at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Following the UK premiere of his work Circulating Ocean, Toshio Hosokawa talks to Andrew Mcgregor about his music and introduces performances of his chamber works.

Renka I, for mezzo-soprano and guitar, UK premiere

Vertical Time Study I, for clarinet, piano and cello, UK premiere

Musicians from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Tania Mandzy (mezzo-soprano)

Jorgen Skogmo (guitar)

Christopher Richards (clarinet)

Jue Huang (piano)

Christopher Wright (cello).

2009Augusta Read Thomas *20090909

Andrew Mcgregor talks to American composer Augusta Read Thomas and introduces performances of her works.

Musicians from the Royal College of Music

A Circle Around the Sun...

for violin, cello, and piano; Invocations, from Sun Threads for string quartet; Passion Prayers for solo cello and ensemble.

Andrew Mcgregor talks to composer Augusta Read Thomas, with performances of her works.

2009Louis Andriessen *20090817

Andrew Mcgregor talks to Dutch composer Louis Andriessen and introduces performances of his chamber works.

Andriessen: A Very Sharp Trumpet Sonata; A Very Sad Trumpet Sonata (UK premiere); Image de Moreau, for solo piano; Xenia, for solo violin; Bells for Haarlem (UK premiere)

With musicians from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Andrew Mcgregor talks to Louis Andriessen and introduces performances of his chamber works.

201001Colin Matthews20100728

Tom Service talks to Colin Matthews and introduces a selection of his chamber works performed by musicians from the Royal Academy of Music.

Chaconne with Chorale and Moto perpetuo

Scorrevole

Calmo

Duo No.

3

Enigma No.

1

Britten arr.

Matthews: Sonnet.

Tom Service talks to Colin Matthews and introduces a selection of his chamber works.

2012Saariaho20120717

Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho and Tom Service discuss her chamber music, and introduce performances of Serenatas and Tocar given by musicians from the London Sinfonietta Academy Ensemble.