Monday 29 July 2013
1.00pm – c2.00pm
Cadogan Hall

Choral music and opera, Proms Chamber Music & Saturday Matinees

  • Benjamin Britten

    Canticle I 'My beloved is mine' (8 mins)
    • James Gilchrist tenor
    • Imogen Cooper piano
  • Benjamin Britten

    A Charm of Lullabies (13 mins)
    • Ruby Hughes soprano
    • Imogen Cooper piano
  • Benjamin Britten

    Night Piece (Notturno) (5 mins)
    • Imogen Cooper piano
  • Benjamin Britten

    Songs from the Chinese (10 mins)
    • James Gilchrist tenor
    • Christoph Denoth guitar
  • Benjamin Britten

    Canticle II 'Abraham and Isaac' (16 mins)
    • Ruby Hughes soprano
    • James Gilchrist tenor
    • Imogen Cooper piano
  • Benjamin Britten

    Master Kilby (2 mins)
    • James Gilchrist tenor
    • Christoph Denoth guitar

About this event

A sequence of bittersweet works by Benjamin Britten for the third Proms Chamber Music concert. Pianist Imogen Cooper revisits music she first played as a student, Night Piece (Notturno), and accompanies Ruby Hughes and James Gilchrist in Britten’s unnerving story of absolute faith, Abraham and Isaac.

The sublimated eroticism of My beloved is mine, the gentle curves of A Charm of Lullabies, the brittle elegance of Songs from the Chinese (with guitarist Christoph Denoth) and the tart miniature Master Kilby give an intimate portrait of the composer.

There will be no interval


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