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Proms Saturday Matinee 2: B'Rock

Another chance to hear the Proms debut of B'Rock, who with mezzo-soprano Mary-Ellen Nesi and Dmitry Sinkovsky perform 18th-century Italian music by Vivaldi, Caldara and Geminiania.

Afternoon on 3 - with Jonathan Swain.

Another chance to hear a Saturday Matinee Prom from the ensemble B'rock, with mezzo-soprano Mary-Ellen Nesi and violinist and counter-tenor Dmitry Sinkovsky, performing 18th-century Italian music by Vivaldi, Caldara and Geminiani.

Presented from the Cadogan Hall by Petroc Trelawny.

2.00 pm
Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in C major, RV 177 (1st and 2nd movts)

2:10
Vivaldi: Sinfonia al Santo Sepolcro, RV 169

2:15
Caldara: Quel buon pastor son io (from La morte d'Abel)

2:25
Geminiani: Concerto grosso in D minor, Op. 5 No. 12 'La folia'

2:40
Vivaldi: Longe mala, umbrae, terrores, RV 629

2:55
Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in D major, RV 208 'Grosso Mogul'

3:05
Vivaldi: In furore iustissimae irae, RV 626

Mary-Ellen Nesi (mezzo-soprano)
B'Rock - Baroque Orchestra Ghent
Dmitry Sinkovsky (violin/countertenor/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.

[First heard on 8th August].

2 minutes

Music Played

  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Violin Concerto in C RV 177 1st and 2nd movements & Sinfonia al Santo Sepolcro

    Performer: Dmitry Sinkovsky. Ensemble: B'Rock Baroque Orchestra.
  • Antonio Caldara

    La morte d'Abel - "Quel buon pastor son io"

    Singer: Nesi, Mary-Ellen. Ensemble: B'Rock Baroque Orchestra.
  • Francesco Geminiani

    Concerto grosso in D minor, Op.5 No.12 "La folia"

    Singer: Mary-Ellen Nesi. Orchestra: B'Rock – Baroque Orchestra Ghent. Director: Dmitry Sinkovsky.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Longe mala, umbrae, terrores, RV 629

    Singer: Nesi, Mary-Ellen. Ensemble: B'Rock Baroque Orchestra.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Violin Concerto in D major, RV 208 "Grosso Mogul"

    Performer: Dmitry Sinkovsky. Ensemble: B'Rock Baroque Orchestra.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    In furore iustissimae irae, RV 626

    Singer: Nesi, Mary-Ellen. Ensemble: B'Rock Baroque Orchestra.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Caro! Bella! Più amabile beltà - duet from Julius Ceasar

    Singer: Nesi, Mary-Ellen. Singer: Dmitry Sinkovsky. Ensemble: B'Rock Baroque Orchestra.

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