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PCM 6 archiveBBC Proms Chamber Music Concert

Archive listings for PCM 6

Work type: Concert.

The Sense of An Ending - T391929921

Endings - whether of a day, a relationship or a lifetime - are the thread that runs through this beautiful programme of English choral music performed by the BBC Singers. Poetry by Donne, Shelley, Campion and Rossetti is reimagined in evocative settings by Bridge, Vaughan Williams and centenary composer Hubert Parry, whose choral cycle Songs of Farewell is the powerful statement of a man nearing the end of his life, while Holst's Nunc dimittis offers a night-time prayer. Singer-songwriter Laura Mvula's new commission is inspired by the Black Madonna in a Catalonian mountain monastery.Company BBC Singers. Conductor Sakari Oramo.
20 Aug 18Cadogan Hall, Inner London :: V1516962103
listing details L0880785088


Rising German soprano Christiane Karg makes her Proms debut, joining pianist Malcolm Martineau for a musical voyage with a French accent. They visit Greece, Spain, France and the East in a recital of 20th-century songs by Ravel, Hahn and Poulenc.Performer Christiane Karg (soprano). Performer Malcolm Martineau (piano).
21 Aug 17Cadogan Hall, Inner London :: V1516962103
listing details L0670978136


Eloquent French-Canadian pianist Louis Lortie performs an intriguing programme that moves from the clear spring-water of Faur?'s Barcarolles to depictions of Italian cities from Poulenc and Liszt. Poulenc's pianistic vision of Naples manages to be light-hearted and dazzling at the same time. Liszt was intrigued and inspired by the city's furious traditional dance, the tarantella. He used that and the gondola songs of Venice in the broad emotional canvas that is his Venezia e Napoli.Performer Louis Lortie (piano).
22 Aug 16Cadogan Hall, Inner London :: V1516962103
listing details L01591388432

Jeremy Denk - T081501386

Jeremy Denk is one of America's foremost pianists - a musician the New York Times hails as someone 'you want to hear no matter what he performs'. He makes his BBC Proms debut in a recital that puts Beethoven's final piano sonata at its core. It's a work that blends extrovert passion with a depth that characterises all of the composer's late works, and is paired here with Bart?k's Piano Sonata, a piece strongly coloured by Hungarian folk melodies and rhythmic attack. We mark the centenary of Scriabin's death with his most famous piano sonata, the 'Black Mass' - a disconcerting, phantasmagoric musical journey and a gleeful vision of horror. Jeremy Denk returns in Prom 60 to perform Henry Cowell's iconoclastic Piano Concerto. Finish time approx. 14:00Performer Jeremy Denk (piano).
24 Aug 15Cadogan Hall, Inner London :: V1516962103
listing details L369581609

Schubert, Mahler & R. Strauss - T1404982395

BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Louis Schwizgebel made his concerto debut at the Proms earlier this season and now returns for a programme of chamber music. He is joined by the Royal String Quartet for a concert that concludes with Richard Strauss's extraordinary Metamorphosen - heard here in the string septet form in which Strauss originally drafted it, before he expanded it for an ensemble of 23 solo strings. Alongside it is a rarely heard curiosity - Mahler's contemplative Piano Quartet movement, the tantalising torso of a work never completed. There will be no interval. Finish time approx. 14:00Performer Louis Schwizgebel (piano). Performer Katarzyna Budnik-Galazka (viola). Performer Marcin Zdunik (cello). Performer Tomasz Januchta (double bass). Group/Band Royal String Quartet.
25 Aug 14Cadogan Hall, Inner London :: V1516962103
listing details L01021911902

London Conchord Ensemble - T851595705

More English music at Cadogan Hall as Robin Tritschler sings Peter Warlock's wistful 1922 setting of poetry by W. B. Yeats, The Curlew, with the London Conchord Ensemble. Written when she was still a student, Imogen Holst's nostalgic 1928 Phantasy Quartet could almost be mistaken for a work by her teacher, Vaughan Williams. Poulenc's neo-Classical Sextet for wind and piano dates from the following decade and was premiered in Paris in 1940. Another modern take on a much older style of music comes in Thomas Ad?s's richly coloured arrangement of Fran?ois Couperin's Les baricades misterieuses. There will be no interval, Finish time: 14:00Performer Robin Tritschler (tenor). Company London Conchord Ensemble.
19 Aug 13Cadogan Hall, Inner London :: V1516962103
listing details L0164125800

Escher Quartet - T0118210057

Debussy's early quartet already reaches into the future with its sensual colour and improvisatory tone. The fourth of Hugh Wood's five works in the form is a masterly four-movement piece: music of passion and closely wrought integrity, it was recently selected for Encore - a scheme run by the Royal Philharmonic Society and BBC Radio 3 designed to give repeat performances and broadcasts of works by living British composers. The Escher Quartet is a current member of BBC Radio 3's New Generation Artists scheme. There will be no interval. Finish time approx. 14:00
20 Aug 12Cadogan Hall, Inner London :: V1516962103
listing details L01116665458

Emmanuel Pahud/Eric Le Sage - T01471248835

Featured artist Emmanuel Pahud returns with his regular accompanist for a recital of pieces composed in the 1940s. Martinu's amiable work plumbs unexpected depths in its central core, while the Prokofiev Sonata's delightfully sunny nature makes it an ideal vehicle for the brilliant sparkle of the flute. In between comes the Sonatine by Dutilleux, here at his most pastoral and Debussyan, carrying the flag for the Paris Conservatoire tradition of commissioning new scores for its final examinations. Finish time: approx. 14:00Performer Emmanuel Pahud (flute). Performer Eric Le Sage (piano).
22 Aug 11Cadogan Hall, Inner London :: V1516962103
listing details L1959747756

Songs of Songs: sensuous polyphony from the courts of Renaissance Europe - T1562062803

The Song of Songs, whose erotic imagery set the tone of the BBC Symphony Chorus's choral matinee (Prom 30), now lends its sensuality to a lunchtime immersion in Renaissance polyphony with the Gramophone Award-winning young British vocal ensemble Stile Antico. These conductorless singers have won praise for their performances and recordings of English Tudor and Elizabethan repertoire. This lunchtime's programme range from the clarity of Clemens non Papa to the rich textures of Victoria, and from the fervour of Gombert to the vigour of Praetorius.
23 Aug 10Cadogan Hall, Inner London :: V1516962103
listing details L562156634

Joshua Bell Steven Isserlis and Denes Varjon - T01378123461

Two distinguished concerto soloists (see Prom 51 & Prom 57) join forces with a brilliant young Hungarian pianist for music of poetry and drama. Schumann's four delightful character pieces were his first works for piano trio, composed in 1842 when he was experiencing what his wife Clara called 'the joy of discovering a passion for trios'. Schumann himself dubbed Mendelssohn's Opus 49 'the master trio of our age'; it carries this anniversary composer's hallmarks of an expressive 'song without words' and a fleeting 'scherzo', encircled by the Romantic sweep and grandeur of its outer movements. There will be no interval. Approx finish time: 14:00. Broadcast Live on BBC Radio 3.Performer Joshua Bell (violin). Performer Steven Isserlis (cello). Performer Denes Varjon (piano).
24 Aug 09Cadogan Hall, Inner London :: V1516962103
listing details L01024232350

Les Talens Lyriques - T1799154018

Finish time approx. 14:00Music L'ambert (4 mins)). Music Marais (8 mins)). Music Monteclair (14 mins)). Music Couperin (14e ordre - Le rossignol-en-amour; Double du rossignol) 10 mins)). Music Rameau (10 mins)). Music Rameau (6 mins)). Performer Celine Scheen (Les Talens Lyriques - soprano). Performer Stephanie Paulet (Les Talens Lyriques - violin). Performer Atsushi Sakai (Les Talens Lyriques - cello). Performer Christopher Rousset (Les Talens Lyriques - harpsichord/director).
25 Aug 08Cadogan Hall, Inner London :: V1516962103
listing details L0232577915


Finish time approx. 14:00Performer Jacques Zoon (flute). Performer Raphael Christ (violin). Performer Kolja Blacher (violin). Performer Anton Barachovsky (violin). Performer Wolfram Christ (viola). Performer Iseut Chuat (cello). Performer Valentin Erben (cello). Performer Jens Peter Maintz (cello). Company Soloists of the Lucerne Festival. Music Mozart (Flute Quartet in D major K285). Music Brahms (String Sextet in G major Op 36).
20 Aug 07Cadogan Hall, Inner London :: V1516962103
listing details L0370441048

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