Sound Frontiers: James Jolly
Live from London's Southbank Centre, James Jolly explores music by youthful composers, including Britten, Mendelssohn, Bizet and Arriaga. Plus Amy Beach's Piano Quintet.
Live from Southbank Centre, James Jolly presents music by youthful composers; in other words, child prodigies, who would become better known in later life. Inspired by this week's Building A Library choice of Chopin's First Piano Concerto, written when the composer was twenty, James explores works written by the young Britten, Mendelssohn, Bizet and Arriaga. The focus on a young artist this week falls on violinist Benjamin Baker, playing virtuoso pieces by Fritz Kreisler, and the American season continues with the piano quintet by Amy Beach.