Live from Cadogan Hall
Presented by Clemency Burton-Hill
String music by Britten, Tippet and Walton performed by the Camerata Nordica and Terje Tønnesen live at the BBC Proms.
Britten: Simple Symphony
Tippett: Little Music for strings
Britten: Elegy for strings (world premiere)
Walton: Sonata for strings
Catherine Bullock (viola)
Terje Tønnesen (violin/director)
The Proms focus on Britten and contemporaries continues with the world premiere of his Elegy for strings. Written six years before the Simple Symphony, this early miniature is contrasted with works by Britten's contemporaries Tippett and Walton. Violinist Terje Tønnesen directs the Swedish ensemble Camerata Nordica in their Proms debut. They are joined by viola player Catherine Bullock who is the soloist in Britten's Lachrymae.
An edited version of the Prom will be broadcast on Wednesday 4th September at 2pm.