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Prom 70: Ensemble Matheus

BBC PROMS 2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Louise Fryer

The musicians of Ensemble Matheus from Brittany in the far west of France have been making a name for themselves in recent years with their thrilling performances of Baroque music. Tonight they make their Proms debut with their founder-director Jean-Christophe Spinosi in music from the heart of their repertory, by Handel, Telemann and Vivaldi.

Celebrated French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky and Canadian contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux join the group for arias and duets by Handel and one of his greatest operatic rivals in early eighteenth-century London, Nicola Porpora - including music he wrote for the famous castrato Farinelli.

Handel: Julius Caesar - Empiro dirò tu sei
Vivaldi: La fida ninfa - 'Aure lievi, che spirate'
Vivaldi: Orlando furioso - 'Sol da te, mio dolce amore' & 'Sorge l'irato nembo'
Telemann: Concerto in E minor for recorder, flute and strings
Porpora: Polifemo - 'Alto Giove'
Vivaldi: Orlando furioso - 'Ah sleale...Io ti getto elmo'
Vivaldi: Concerto for two violins in D major, RV 513
Vivaldi: La fida ninfa - 'Dimmi pastore'

Marie-Nicole Lemieux (contralto)
Philippe Jaroussky (countertenor)
Laurence Paugam (violin)
Alexis Kossenko (recorder)
Jean-Marc Goujon (flute)
Ensemble Matheus
Jean-Christophe Spinosi (violin/director).

1 hour, 45 minutes

Last on

Mon 6 Sep 2010 22:00

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