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.
Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in C major, RV 177 (1st and 2nd movts)
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/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].