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Prom 41 - Purcell, Britten

With Louise Fryer

Mark Wigglesworth conducts a recreation of an all-Britten concert originally conducted in 1963 by the composer, but with a contemporary twist provided by Joby Talbot, revisiting Britten's great hero Purcell. For Britten, the Spring Symphony represented 'the reawakening of the earth and life', while the Cantata Misericordium tells the Biblical story of the Good Samaritan.

Presented by Christopher Cook

Purcell, Arr. Joby Talbot: Chacony in G Minor (BBC commission; World Premiere)
Britten: Cantata Misericordium
Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem
Britten: Spring Symphony

Amanda Roocroft (soprano)
Christine Rice (mezzo-soprano)
Alan Oke (tenor)
Leigh Melrose (baritone)
Trinity Boys Choir
BBC Singers
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Mark Wigglesworth (conductor).

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1 hour, 45 minutes

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Wed 17 Aug 2011 14:15