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Britten Birthday Concert, part 1 - Les illuminations, Lachrymae

Duration:
40 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 04 December 2012

Live from the Wigmore Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Nash Ensemble play Britten live from Wigmore Hall, conducted by Martyn Brabbins. They are joined by soloists Sandrine Piau, John Mark Ainsley, Richard Watkins and Lawrence Power for two of Britten's great early orchestral song cycles, as well as an early masterpiece for viola revisited by the composer at the very end of his life.

Britten: Les illuminations, Op.18
Britten: Lachrymae, Op.48a, for viola and strings

Sandrine Piau (soprano)
John Mark Ainsley (tenor)
Lawrence Power (viola)
Richard Watkins (horn)
Nash Ensemble
Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

Then at approx 9.15pm
Paul Lewis plays Schubert at the Wigmore Hall. One of the three great sonatas written by Schubert in the last months of his short life.

Schubert: Piano Sonata in A, D.959
Paul Lewis (piano)
(continued on Thursday at approx 9.20pm with the Sonata in B flat, D. 960).

Music Played

3 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Live from the Wigmore Hall

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      00:00

      Benjamin Britten Les Illuminations Op.18 for voice and string orchestra

      Conductor: Martyn BRABBINS Performer: Sandrine PIAU - Soprano Performer: Nash Ensemble

    • Image for Benjamin Britten
      00:15

      Benjamin Britten Lachrymae (Reflections on a song of Dowland) Op.48a, arr. for viola and strings [orig. wit

      Conductor: Martyn BRABBINS Performer: Lawrence POWER - Viola Performer: Nash Ensemble

    • Image for Benjamin Britten
      00:36

      Benjamin Britten Serenade Op.31 for tenor, horn and string orchestra

      Conductor: Martyn BRABBINS Performer: John Mark AINSLEY - Tenor Performer: Richard WATKINS - Horn Performer: Nash Ensemble

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