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PCM 02: Guy Johnston and friends

Live from Cadogan Hall in London, Guy Johnston and friends perform a programme for multiple cellos, including music by Brahms, Bach, Elgar and Villa-Lobos.

Live at the BBC Proms: Guy Johnston and friends perform a programme for multiple cellos including music by Brahms, Bach, Elgar and Villa-Lobos

Live from Cadogan Hall, London
Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Programme to include:
Brahms, arr. Edward Russell: Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G minor
Bach, arr. Robin Michael: Motet 'O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht', BWV 118
Elgar, arr. Edward Russell: Nimrod from Enigma Variations
Villa-Lobos: Bachianas brasileiras No. 5
Julius Klengel: Hymnus for 12 cellos

Golda Schultz, soprano
Guy Johnston, Emma Denton, Benjamin Hughes, Su-a Lee, Sarah McMahon, Robin Michael, Brian O'Kane, Justin Pearson, Pedro Silva, Victoria Simonsen, Gabriella Swallow, Adi Tal, cellos

As part of this season's celebration of the cello, Guy Johnston gathers eleven of his cello-playing friends for this celebration of the instrument in all its expressive guises. From Bach to Brahms via elegiac sounds from England and stomping rhythms from Brazil, Johnston and his friends demonstrate not only the cello's intense beauty but also its versatility.

58 minutes

Music Played

  • Johannes Brahms

    Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G minor

    Performer: Guy Johnston.
  • Franz Schubert

    Three Songs from Schwanengesang D957

  • Wilhelm Kaiser-Lindemann

    Die 12 in Bossa-nova (Variações brasileiras)

    Performer: Guy Johnston.
  • Heitor Villa‐Lobos

    Bachianas Brasileiras No 5

    Performer: Guy Johnston.
  • Astor Piazzolla

    Libertango

    Performer: Guy Johnston.

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