London Sinfonietta under Sian Edwards with Tim Gill (cello) and Rebecca Bottone (soprano). Peter Maxwell Davies: Linguae ignis; Revelation and Fall; A Mirror of Whitening Light.
Live from Cadogan Hall, London
Presented by Clemency Burton-Hill
The London Sinfonietta with Tim Gill & Rebecca Bottone live at the BBC Proms, in celebration of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies' 80th birthday
Peter Maxwell Davies: Linguae ignis
Peter Maxwell Davies: Revelation and Fall
Peter Maxwell Davies: A Mirror of Whitening Light
Cello: Tim Gill
Soprano: Rebecca Bottone
Sian Edwards (conductor)
Celebrating his 80th birthday this year and the subject of one of this season's Proms Plus Composer Portraits, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies is one of the greats of contemporary British music.
This programme chosen by the composer himself explores his wide-ranging sound-worlds, from the sleek and glittering chamber textures of A Mirror of Whitening Light (completed in 1977, shortly after his move to Orkney) to the confrontational music drama of Revelation and Fall.
London Sinfonietta principal cellist Tim Gill is the soloist in the writhing plainchant melodies of Linguae ignis, and Sian Edwards returns to conduct, following her Proms Saturday Matinee appearance last year.