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Prom 22 repeat: Monteverdi's Vespers

French Baroque ensemble Pygmalion, under director Raphael Pichon, perform Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610. Presented by Georgia Mann from the Royal Albert Hall.

Afternoon on 3 with Georgia Mann

Another chance to hear the French baroque ensemble Pygmalion under director Raphaël Pichon perform Monteverdi Vespers of 1610.

Presented by Clemency Burton-Hill at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Monteverdi: Vespers of 1610

Giuseppina Bridelli, mezzo-soprano
Eva Zaïcik, mezzo-soprano
Emiliano Gonzalez‐Toro, tenor
Magnus Staveland, tenor
Virgile Ancely, bass
Renaud Bres, bass
Geoffroy Buffière, bass
Ensemble Pygmalion
Raphaël Pichon, director

Before there was Bach's Mass in B minor or Beethoven's Missa solemnis there was Monteverdi's Vespers, a choral masterpiece of unprecedented musical scope and audacious beauty. The work's textural extremes, multiple choirs and sonic effects are brought to life in a performance marking the 450th anniversary of the composer's birth.
Award-winning French Baroque ensemble Pygmalion makes its Proms debut under its director Raphaël Pichon, together with an exciting line-up of young soloists.

First broadcast on Monday 31st July

Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms Artists.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Vespers of 1610

    Singer: Giuseppina Bridelli. Singer: Eva Zaïcik. Singer: Emiliano Gonzalez‐Toro. Singer: Magnus Staveland. Singer: Olivier Coiffet. Singer: Virgile Ancely. Singer: Renaud Bres. Singer: Geoffroy Buffière. Ensemble: Ensemble Pygmalion. Director: Raphaël Pichon.
  • George Gershwin

    An American in Paris

    Orchestra: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Conductor: Paul Daniel.
  • Carlo Graziani

    Cello Concerto in C major; 1st movt