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Proms Saturday Matinee 3: A Portrait of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

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.

Sian Edwards conducts the London Sinfonietta and soprano Rebecca Bottone in music from a concert celebrating Sir Peter Maxwell Davies's 80th birthday, recorded during the 2014 BBC Proms.

Presented by Clemency Burton-Hill at Cadogan Hall, London.

Peter Maxwell Davies: Revelation and Fall
Peter Maxwell Davies: A Mirror of Whitening Light

Rebecca Bottone (soprano)
London Sinfonietta
Sian Edwards (conductor)

Celebrating his 80th birthday year and the subject of one of the 2014 season's Proms Plus Composer Portraits, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies is one of the greats of contemporary British music.

The 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.

Concert originally broadcast 30/08/2014.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    Revelation and fall for soprano and 16 instruments

    Orchestra: London Sinfonietta. Conductor: Sian Edwards. Performer: Rebecca Bottone.
  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    A Mirror of whitening light

    Orchestra: London Sinfonietta. Conductor: Sian Edwards.

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