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BBC Proms 2016 Chamber Music 8

Songs by Purcell, Mendelssohn and Quilter

Venue: Cadogan Hall

Repertoire

  • Songs by Purcell (arr. Britten), Mendelssohn and Quilter, including settings of Shakespeare

Performers

Carolyn Sampson
soprano
Iestyn Davies
countertenor
Joseph Middleton
piano

Two cherished British singers round off 2016’s Proms Chamber Music series with a joint recital at Cadogan Hall, celebrating English song with an extended stopover in Germany for songs and duets by Felix Mendelssohn.

Either side, Carolyn Sampson, Iestyn Davies and Joseph Middleton present Benjamin Britten’s touching ‘realisations’ of songs by the composer’s theatrical predecessor Henry Purcell, and works by the doyen of English song, Roger Quilter.

Part of BBC Proms 2016 Chamber Music

BBC Proms 2016 Chamber Music 1

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BBC Proms 2016 Chamber Music 2

As part of this season’s celebration of the cello, Guy Johnston gathers 11 of his cello-playing friends for this celebration of the instrument in all its expressive guises. From Bach to Brahms via...

BBC Proms 2016 Chamber Music 3

French pianist and Satie champion Alexandre Tharaud leads a cabaret of music and words celebrating one of the most curious and innovative composers of the 20th century. He is joined by actor and...

BBC Proms 2016 Chamber Music 4

The most intrepid of trumpeters, Håkan Hardenberger is joined by the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and some special friends for a celebration of the music of Kurt Weill and of proponents of the...

BBC Proms 2016 Chamber Music 5

Vocal ensemble Stile Antico and viol consort Fretwork celebrate the Shakespeare anniversary, contrasting music of his contemporaries with new settings.

BBC Proms 2016 Chamber Music 6

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BBC Proms 2016 Chamber Music 7

BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists the Armida Quartet bring two friends and three composers to Cadogan Hall for the summer’s seventh Proms Chamber Music concert. Either side of a new work for...

Concert Duration:
approx. 1 hour (no interval)
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