Les 24 Violons du Roy, Ashley Solomon, Christianne Stotijn, Julius Drake
Presented by Sean Rafferty. With live music from Les 24 Violons du Roy with Ashley Solomon, plus mezzo-soprano Christianne Stotijn and pianist Julius Drake.
Royal College of Music students from Les 24 Violons du Roy, a project recreating the distinctive sound of the world's first professional orchestra founded by Louis XIII in 1626, perform live in the studio ahead of their Proms appearance under conductor Sir Roger Norrington. Ashley Solomon joins the students to discuss the project.
Also performing live, Dutch mezzo-soprano Christianne Stotijn with pianist Julius Drake play music by Rachmaninov and Mussorgsky and talk to presenter Sean Rafferty about their upcoming projects.
Presented by Sean Rafferty
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