Chamber Prom and Masur's Birthday Prom
Monday 23 July 2007 13:00-17:00 (Radio 3)
BBC Proms Chamber Music
Live from Cadogan Hall, London, presented by Sara-Mohr Pietsch.
Canadian violinist James Ehnes precedes his Proms appearance later this week, playing a more intimate chamber recital with his regular duo partner. It includes an exciting new work, plus Elgar's profound Sonata. The latter was written towards the end of the First World War at Elgar's country retreat in Suffolk - music that is both valedictory and forward-looking.
Mozart: Violin Sonata in E minor, K304
Aaron Jay Kernis: Two Movements, with Bells (BBC commission; world premiere)
Elgar: Violin Sonata in E minor, Op 82
James Ehnes (violin)
Edouard Laurel (piano)
BBC Proms 2007
Another chance to hear last Wednesday's Proms concert celebrating the 80th birthday of Kurt Masur, which was a unique collaboration between the London Philharmonic and the National Orchestra of France - Masur is the principal conductor of both orchestras.
The combined Anglo-French forces start their concert with Tchaikovsky's lyrically flowing Serenade for Strings and end it with Bruckner's magnificent Seventh Symphony - one of the masterworks of the Austro-German symphonic repertoire of which Masur is such a renowned interpreter. Presented by Christopher Cook.
Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings
Bruckner: Symphony No 7 in E
London Philharmonic Orchestra
National Orchestra of France
Kurt Masur (conductor)
From Bath Festival 2006
Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du temps
Pekka Kuusisto (violin)
Natalie Clein (cello)
Chen Halevi (clarinet)
Charles Owen (piano)