29 Jul 2013, Cadogan Hall
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Proms 2013 Proms Chamber Music 3: Britten Up-Close

Proms Chamber Music 3: Britten Up-Close
Proms Chamber Music 3: Britten Up-Close
13:00 Mon 29 Jul 2013 Cadogan Hall
Pianist Imogen Cooper, soprano Ruby Hughes, tenor James Gilchrist and guitarist Christoph Denoth mark Britten’s centenary in a sequence of song-cycles and miniatures, from Night Piece (Notturno) to A Charm of Lullabies, My beloved is mine and Abraham and Isaac.
Pianist Imogen Cooper, soprano Ruby Hughes, tenor James Gilchrist and guitarist Christoph Denoth mark Britten’s centenary in a sequence of song-cycles and miniatures, from Night Piece (Notturno) to A Charm of Lullabies, My beloved is mine and Abraham and Isaac.

Programme

      • Canticle I 'My beloved is mine'(8 mins)
      • A Charm of Lullabies(13 mins)
      • Night Piece (Notturno)(5 mins)
      • Songs from the Chinese(10 mins)
      • Canticle II 'Abraham and Isaac'(16 mins)
      • Master Kilby(2 mins)

Performers

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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