James Jolly focuses on the music of the Sixteen, introducing a recording of Purcell's Ode Love's Goddess Sure Was Blind. Plus music by Handel, Bax, Tippett, Schreker and Hovhaness.
Before their appearance at the Proms this week, James Jolly focuses on the Sixteen, and presents their recording of Purcell's Ode "Love's Goddess Sure Was Blind". A work written for Queen Mary's birthday, this leads on to an exploration of other music written for royal events, by composers as varied as Handel, Bax, Tippett and Schreker. The week's American work is Symphony No. 2 "Mysterious Mountain" by Alan Hovhaness. James also presents music by young Proms artist, violinist Augustin Hadelich.