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BBC Proms 2010: Saturday Matinees return

Composer Thea Musgrave. Photo credit: Christian Steiner

Proms Saturday Matinees at Cadogan Hall return and extend further the range of music on offer.

Two concerts on Bach Day are devoted to the Brandenburg Concertos (14 August).

The others explore how composers of today can illuminate the work of their predecessors, and vice versa, in concerts that feature music both old and new.

The Britten Sinfonia and Ryan Wigglesworth are joined by I Fagiolini to survey 16th- and 17th-century songs and madrigals by Dowland, Monteverdi and Gesualdo in reinterpretations by Britten, Betty Olivero and Brett Dean (21 August); Edward Gardner and the Nash Ensemble play Robin Holloway's five Fantasy-Pieces incorporating Schumann's Liederkreis, Op. 24, which inspired them (28 August); while Brian Ferneyhough and Jonathan Harvey respond to Renaissance music by Taverner and Tye in a matinee which also includes works by contemporary composers Gabriel Jackson, Bayan Northcott and Thea Musgrave (4 September).

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