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Proms 2016 PCM 8

PCM 8
Proms Chamber Music 8: Songs by Purcell, Mendelssohn and Quilter
13:00 Mon 5 Sep 2016 Cadogan Hall
Soprano Carolyn Sampson and counter-tenor Iestyn Davies spend an hour exploring songs about love, including Purcell’s ‘If music be the food of love’ (in a version by Britten) and Quilter’s setting of Shakespeare’s ‘It was a lover and his lass’.
Soprano Carolyn Sampson and counter-tenor Iestyn Davies spend an hour exploring songs about love, including Purcell’s ‘If music be the food of love’ (in a version by Britten) and Quilter’s setting of Shakespeare’s ‘It was a lover and his lass’.

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About This Event

Two cherished British singers round off 2016’s Proms Chamber Music series with a joint recital at Cadogan Hall, celebrating English song with an extended stopover in Germany for songs and duets by Felix Mendelssohn.

Either side, Carolyn Sampson, Iestyn Davies and Joseph Middleton present Benjamin Britten’s touching ‘realisations’ of songs by the composer’s theatrical predecessor Henry Purcell, and works by the doyen of English song, Roger Quilter.

Songs by Purcell (arr. Britten), Mendelssohn and Quilter, including settings of Shakespeare

There will be no interval