BBC Proms: The youthful members of the Elias Quartet are joined by young clarinettist Julian Bliss for music by Purcell, Brahms and Sally Beamish.
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BBC Proms: A potent mix of old and new from the 2011 Proms, in which the youthful members of the Elias Quartet, at that time members of BBC Radio 3’s New Generation Artists scheme, were joined by young clarinettist Julian Bliss, by then already established on the world’s stages. After music from the English Baroque and the present day – the latter represented by new work from Sally Beamish based on a Celtic-inspired melody – Bliss joins the quartet for Brahms’s autumnal Clarinet Quintet.
Introduced by Catherine Bott.
Purcell: Fantasia No 6 in F major
Purcell: Fantasia No 7 in C minor
Sally Beamish: Reed Stanzas (String Quartet No. 3) (BBC commission: world premiere)
Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in B minor
Julian Bliss (clarinet)
(From the BBC Proms, 25 July 2011)