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PSM 03: Camerata Ireland

Jonathan Swain with a second chance to hear trumpeter Alison Balsom, Camerata Ireland, and Barry Douglas play music by Britten and his contemporaries at the BBC proms

Presented at the Cadogan Hall by Clemency Burton-Hill

Britten: Young Apollo
Lennox Berkeley: Serenade For Strings
Shostakovich: Concerto For Piano, Trumpet And Strings (Piano Concerto No. 1)
Priaulx Rainier: Movement For Strings
Britten: Variations On A Theme Of Frank Bridge

Alison Balsom (trumpet)
Barry Douglas (piano/director)
Camerata Ireland

Pianist Barry Douglas directs Camerata Ireland at their recent Proms debut with a programme featuring the music of Benjamin Britten and his contemporaries. Withdrawn from performance for 40 years after its 1939 premiere, Britten's Young Apollo opens a sequence of works of brittle, edgy beauty, including the world premiere of Priaulx Rainier's 1951 Movement for strings. Lennox Berkeley's Serenade for strings and Britten's Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge frame a performance of Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 1, whose witty trumpet part is played by Alison Balsom.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Wed 14 Aug 2013 14:00