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Proms Saturday Matinee 1

Handel in Rome

Venue: Cadogan Hall

Repertoire

Corelli
Concerto grosso in D major, Op. 6 No. 1
Handel
Cantata ‘Pensieri notturni di Filli’
Valentini
Concerto grosso in A major for four violins, Op. 7 No. 1
Handel
Cantata ‘Tra le fiamme’
Corelli
Concerto grosso in F major, Op. 6 No. 12

Performers

  • Academy of Ancient Music
Sophie Bevan
soprano
Richard Egarr
director/harpsichord

The year is 1707 and a young composer from Saxony, George Frideric Handel, has come to Rome to hear the music of the great violinist and innovator Arcangelo Corelli. In the first of the 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 by Corelli and his younger contemporary Giuseppe Valentini, linked by duo keyboard interludes by Prince Giambattista Borghese’s court harpsichordist, Bernardo Pasquini.

Part of BBC Proms 2013

Proms Chamber Music 1

Norwegian violinist Vilde Frang explores the cool contours and tart syncopations of Ravel's jazz-influenced Violin Sonata with German pianist Michail Lifits. An expressive Partita from centenary...

Proms Chamber Music 2

Continuing the exploration of Polish music in this year’s Proms, Paul Van Nevel and the Flemish singers and instrumentalists of the Huelgas Ensemble explore the little-known choral music of 15th-...

Proms Chamber Music 3

A sequence of bittersweet works by Benjamin Britten with Imogen Cooper, Christianne Stotijn, James Gilchrist and Christoph Denoth.

Proms Saturday Matinee 2

Two great British works for voice and string orchestra appear in the second Proms Saturday Matinee, which focuses on Britten and his peers. Sarah Connolly joins conductor Sian Edwards and the Britten...

Proms Chamber Music 4

Norwegian trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth brings her all-female 10-piece brass ensemble tenThing to Cadogan Hall for this colourful Proms Chamber Music concert. A bold new work by the British composer...

Proms Saturday Matinee 3

Pianist Barry Douglas directs Camerata Ireland in its Proms debut with a programme continuing the season’s focus on the music of Benjamin Britten and his contemporaries. Withdrawn from performance...

Proms Chamber Music 5

Nicholas Kok conducts the BBC Singers in the UK premiere of Sir Harrison Birtwistle's The Moth Requiem, alongside works by Gustav and Imogen Holst.

Proms Chamber Music 6

Robin Tritschler sings Peter Warlock's The Curlew, with the London Conchord Ensemble, plus Poulenc's Sextet and Imogen Holst's Phantasy Quartet.

Proms Saturday Matinee 4

To mark the coronation in 1953, Lennox Berkeley, Britten, Arthur Oldham, Humphrey Searle, Tippett and Walton composed a series of variations on 'Sellinger’s Round', a melody harmonised four...

Proms Chamber Music 7

Nearly 21 years after her death, Elizabeth Maconchy remains one of 20th-century Britain’s most alluring forgotten voices. International in outlook, she wrote music of great lyricism and subtlety,...

Proms Saturday Matinee 5

The focus on Britten and his contemporaries continues with the world premiere of his Elegy for strings, contrasted with works by Tippett and Walton in the Proms debut of Camerata Nordica.

Proms Chamber Music 8

Tenor Ian Bostridge, lutenist Elizabeth Kenny and the viol consort Fretwork mark the 450th anniversary of Dowland's birth in a programme that explores his work at its saddest, most seductive, and...

Concert Duration:
approx. 1½ hours
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