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Julian Bliss and the Elias Quartet in Brahms's Clarinet Quintet

BBC Proms: The youthful members of the Elias Quartet are joined by young clarinettist Julian Bliss for music by Purcell, Brahms and Sally Beamish.

In 2020, BBC Radio 3 is bringing together musical greats, from the past and the present, in one extraordinary Proms season. Radio 3 is broadcasting the best of four decades of unmissable Proms concerts.

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)
Elias Quartet

(From the BBC Proms, 25 July 2011)

57 minutes

Music Played

  • Henry Purcell

    Fantazia No 6 in F, Z737

    Ensemble: Elias String Quartet.
  • Henry Purcell

    Fantazia No 7 in C minor, Z738

    Ensemble: Elias String Quartet.
  • Sally Beamish

    String Quartet No 3 'Reed Stanzas'

    Ensemble: Elias String Quartet.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op 115

    Performer: Julian Bliss. Ensemble: Elias String Quartet.


  • Mon 31 Aug 2020 13:00

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