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PSM: Camerata Nordica

The Camerata Nordica under Terje Tonnesen. Britten: Simple Symphony. Tippett: Little Music for strings. Britten: Elegy for strings. Britten: Lachrymae. Walton: Sonata for strings.

Live from Cadogan Hall

Presented by Clemency Burton-Hill

String music by Britten, Tippet and Walton performed by the Camerata Nordica and Terje Tønnesen live at the BBC Proms.

Britten: Simple Symphony
Tippett: Little Music for strings
Britten: Elegy for strings (world premiere)
Britten: Lachrymae
Walton: Sonata for strings

Catherine Bullock (viola)
Terje Tønnesen (violin/director)
Camerata Nordica

The Proms focus on Britten and contemporaries continues with the world premiere of his Elegy for strings. Written six years before the Simple Symphony, this early miniature is contrasted with works by Britten's contemporaries Tippett and Walton. Violinist Terje Tønnesen directs the Swedish ensemble Camerata Nordica in their Proms debut. They are joined by viola player Catherine Bullock who is the soloist in Britten's Lachrymae.

An edited version of the Prom will be broadcast on Wednesday 4th September at 2pm.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Benjamin Britten

    Simple Symphony Op. 4

  • Michael Tippett

    Little Music for strings

  • Benjamin Britten

    Elegy for strings

  • Benjamin Britten

    Lachrymae: Reflections on a Song of John Dowland Op. 48a

  • William Walton

    Sonata for String Orchestra


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