Live from Cadogan Hall in London, B'Rock, mezzo-soprano Mary-Ellen Nesi and Dmitry Sinkovsky perform 18th-century Italian music by Vivaldi, Caldara and Geminiani.
B'rock, mezzo-soprano Mary-Ellen Nesi and Dmitry Sinkovsky, live at the BBC Proms, with 18th-century Italian music by Vivaldi, Caldara and Geminiani.
Live from Cadogan Hall, London
Presented by Petroc Trelawny
Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in C major, RV 177
Vivaldi: Sinfonia al Santo Sepolcro, RV 169
Caldara: Quel buon pastor son io (from La morte d'Abel)
Geminiani: Concerto grosso in D minor, Op. 5 No. 12, 'La folia'
Vivaldi: Longe mala, umbrae, terrores, RV 629
Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in D major, RV 208, 'Grosso Mogul'
Vivaldi: In furore iustissimae irae, RV 626
Mary-Ellen Nesi (mezzo-soprano)
B'Rock - Baroque Orchestra Ghent
Dmitry Sinkovsky (violin/director)
In the first of a pair of Proms Saturday Matinees dedicated to early music, Belgian Baroque ensemble B'Rock makes its Proms debut with a programme of 18th-century Italian music. Orchestral pieces and solo motets by Vivaldi sit alongside music by Caldara - a famous castrato showpiece - and Geminiani, whose variations on the famous 'La folia' theme rival Scarlatti's, Lully's and Corelli's for rhythmic urgency and virtuosity.
[This Prom will be repeated on Wednesday 12th August at 2pm].