Live at the BBC Proms: mezzo-soprano Dame Sarah Connolly and pianist Joseph Middleton perform an English song recital on the theme of lullabies and dreams.
Live at BBC Proms: Dame Sarah Connolly and Joseph Middleton perform an English song recital on the theme of Lullabies and Dreams
Live from Cadogan Hall, London
Presented by Petroc Trelawny
Stanford: A Soft Day
Parry: Weep you no more, sad fountains
Somervell: A Shropshire Lad - 'Into my heart an air that kills'
Bridge: Come to me in my dreams
Howells: Goddess of Night
Frank Bridge: Journey's End
Britten: A Sweet Lullaby (world premiere)
Britten: Somnus (world premiere)
Holst: Journey's End
Britten: A Charm of Lullabies
Lisa Illean: Sleeplessness ... Sails (BBC commission: world premiere)
Mark-Anthony Turnage: Farewell (world premiere)
Lullabies and dreams, sleep and insomnia are themes that drift through this night-inspired recital of English song.
British mezzo-soprano Dame Sarah Connolly makes her Proms recital debut in a programme that combines familiar favourites - Britten's cycle A Charm of Lullabies and songs by Vaughan Williams and Howells - with world premieres by Mark-Anthony Turnage and Lisa Illean, as well as of two songs Britten initially intended for A Charm of Lullabies.
Hubert Parry's 'Weep you no more' marks the centenary of his death and all the composers studied or taught at the Royal College of Music.
There will be no interval.