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Felicity Lott, Nash Ensemble/Martyn Brabbins

Felicity Lott and Nash Ensemble under Martyn Brabbins. Duparc: L'invitation au voyage; Phidyle. Saint-Saens: Piano Quartet, Op 41. Debussy: Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune.

Presented by Catherine Bott.

Dame Felicity Lott joins the Nash Ensemble, conducted by Martyn Brabbins, in an all-French programme that launches the Wigmore Hall's 'L'invitation au voyage' series, which takes its name from the song by Duparc that begins the concert and is followed by other songs by that composer. The Nash Ensemble perform Saint-Saens's fascinating Piano Quartet in B flat, before the concluding pieces - classic Debussy and Berlioz's cycle Les nuits d'ete.

Felicity Lott (soprano)
Nash Ensemble
Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

Duparc: L'invitation au voyage; Phidyle
Saint-Saens: Piano Quartet in B flat, Op 41
Debussy, arr. Walter: Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune
Berlioz, arr. Matthews: Les nuits d'ete, Op 7

Followed by the first in a series focusing on the British Composer Awards. Catherine is joined by Sarah Rodgers to explore the work of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) and the background to the awards.

Harrison Birtwistle: The Tree of Strings - String Quartet (excerpt)
Arditti String Quartet

Judith Bingham: Shakespeare Requiem (excerpt)
Leeds Festival chorus
BBC Philharmonic
Simon Wright (director)

Mira Calix: My Secret Heart
Streetwise Opera performers
Oliver Coates (cello)
Xandi van Dijk (viola)
Simon Fidler (musical director)

2 hours, 15 minutes

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