Catherine Bott presents a high-intensity late-night Prom given by some of the world's best wind players.
The Netherlands Wind Ensemble perform Steve Martland's Beat the Retreat, a work written for the last big Purcell anniversary in 1995. In celebration of the seventieth birthday of Martland's iconoclastic teacher, Dutch composer Louis Andriessen, there is the minimalist masterpiece De Staat (The State). The concert ends with Doors Closed, a belated London premiere for a 1980s classic by a leading Dutch pupil of Andriessen's, Cornelis de Bondt. It is a musical ritual of death superimposing the funeral march from Beethoven's Eroica Symphony on the famous Lament from Purcell's Dido and Aeneas.
Steve Martland: Beat the Retreat
Louis Andriessen: De Staat
Cornelis de Bondt: Doors Closed
Netherlands Wind Ensemble
Lucas Vis (conductor)
Bart Schneemann (conductor) - De Bondt only.