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PCM 03: Britten Up-Close

Britten 100

Ruby Hughes, James Gilchrist, Christoph Denoth and Imogen Cooper live at the BBC Proms with a programme of bittersweet works by Benjamin Britten.

Live from Cadogan Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Britten: Canticle I 'My beloved is mine'
Britten: A Charm of Lullabies
Britten: Night Piece (Notturno)Britten: Songs from the Chinese
Britten: Canticle II 'Abraham and Isaac'
Britten: Master Kilby (Folksong Arrangements, Vol. 6, England - No. 3)

Ruby Hughes (soprano)
James Gilchrist (tenor)
Christoph Denoth (guitar)Imogen Cooper (piano)

A sequence of bittersweet works by Benjamin Britten for the third Proms Chamber Music concert, performed by a starry line-up of musicians including pianist Imogen Cooper and tenor James Gilchrist. The programme includes Britten's unnerving story of absolute faith, Abraham and Isaac, and two song-cycles - A Charm of Lullabies and Songs from the Chinese - alongside the exquisite Night Piece (Notturno) for piano.

58 minutes

Last on

Sat 3 Aug 2013 14:00

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