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PCM 6: London Conchord Ensemble

Live from Cadogan Hall, Robin Tritschler and London Conchord Ensemble perform music from the English pastoral tradition by Warlock and Imogen Holst, alongside Poulenc's Sextet.

Robin Tritschler and London Conchord Ensemble at the BBC Proms perform music from the English pastoral tradition by Warlock and Imogen Holst, alongside Poulenc's witty Sextet.

From Cadogan Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Poulenc: Sextet
Imogen Holst: Phantasy Quartet
Warlock: The Curlew
Couperin, arr. Adès: Les baricades mistérieuses

Robin Tritschler (tenor)
London Conchord Ensemble

Peter Warlock's yearning and melancholy song-cycle on poems by WB Yeats lies at the heart of this Prom, paired with another wistful piece of English pastoralia from the student pen of the young Imogen Holst. Alongside them, Poulenc's wonderfully witty and colourful Sextet for piano and wind instruments provides a spicy contrast, with - to finish - an elusive 17th-century harpsichord work by François Couperin, refracted through the contemporary prism of Thomas Adès's fertile musical imagination.

An edited version of this Prom will be broadcast on Saturday 24th August at 2pm.

58 minutes

Music Played

  • Francis Poulenc

    Sextet

  • Imogen Holst

    Phantasy Quartet

  • Peter Warlock

    The Curlew

  • François Couperin

    Les baricades misterieuses

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