|2009||01||Henry Viii Anniversary||20090720||20090725||From Cadogan Hall, Andrew Carwood directs The Cardinall's Musick in a programme marking the 500th anniversary of the coronation of Henry VIII.|
Richly sonorous and grand in design, the music of the time combines massive choral writing with a complex layering of solo lines.
The mix of sacred and secular includes songs by King Henry himself and settings of texts in his honour by leading composers of the day.
Henry VIII: Pastyme with good companye
Fayrfax: Gloria (Missa Regali ex progenie)
W Cornysh: Ah, Robin, gentle Robin
Henry VIII: Helas, madame
Fayrfax: Benedicte! What dreamed I?
Sampson: Psallite felices
Taverner: Christe Jesu, pastor bone
Tallis: Sancte Deus, sancte fortis
Ludford: Domine Jesu Christe.
Live from Cadogan Hall, Andrew Carwood directs The Cardinall's Musick.
|2009||02||Susan Graham, Malcolm Martineau||20090801||20090727||From Cadogan Hall, London.|
Susan Graham (mezzo-soprano)
Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Bizet: Chanson d'avril
Chabrier: Les cigales
Bachelet: Chere nuit
Duparc: Au pays ou se fait la guerre
Ravel: Le Paon (Histoires naturelles)
Caplet: Le corbeau et le renard
Roussel: Reponse d'une epouse sage
Debussy: Colloque sentimental (Fetes galantes)
Honegger: Trois chansons de la petite sirene
Rosenthal: La souris d'Angleterre (Chansons du monsieur Bleu)
Poulenc: La dame de Monte-Carlo.
A French song recital by American mezzo-soprano Susan Graham and pianist Malcolm Martineau
|2009||03||The Belcea Quartet||20090803||20090808||From Cadogan Hall, London.|
Suzy Klein presents a chamber Prom in which former Radio 3 New Generation Artists the Belcea Quartet pay homage to Haydn and Britten.
The former's Quartet comes from a period in the 1780s when he declared that he was writing 'in a new and special way', and the second-movement set of variations is characteristically unexpected and quirky in its shifting contrasts of mood.
Britten's atmospheric and evocative Second Quartet was composed in 1945 to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the death of Henry Purcell, and the finale is an extended set of variations which offers an extraordinary glimpse of Purcell's sound world refracted through the imagination of a composer who loved his music.
Haydn: String Quartet in F sharp minor, Op 50, No 4
Britten: String Quartet No 2.
Belcea Quartet in Haydn: String Quartet in F sharp minor and Britten: String Quartet No 2.
|2009||04||Scottish Chamber Orchestra||20090810||20090815||From Cadogan Hall, London.|
Presented by Louise Fryer.
The Scottish Ensemble is directed by Jonathan Morton in a rich variety of string music spanning three centuries.
At the programme's heart is a new piece by John Woolrich, framed by classic works by Mozart and Purcell.
Stravinsky's mercurial Concerto of 1946 casts an ironic eye back to the musical past as it extracts every ounce of colour and contrast from the strings.
With its disjointed motor rhythms, the music twists and turns, alternately maladroit and elegant, high-spirited and nostalgic.
Jonathan Morton (violin/director)
Mozart: Divertimento in F, K138
John Woolrich: Capriccio (world premiere)
Stravinsky: Concerto in D for strings.
Scottish Ensemble in Purcell: Chacony.
Mozart: Divertimento in F.
|2009||05||Llyr Williams||20090817||20090822||From Cadogan Hall, London.|
Presented by Suzy Klein.
Welsh pianist and former Radio 3 New Generation Artist Llyr Williams performs a recital of Baroque Reflections, inspired by Brahms' Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel.
Williams complements Brahms with works by composers who reinvented Bach for their own times - Busoni, with his transcription of Bach's Chorale Preludes and Mendelssohn, with his fresh take on the Prelude and Fugue.
Llyr Williams (piano)
Mendelssohn: Prelude and Fugue in E minor, Op 35 No 1
Bach, transcr Busoni: Chorale Preludes: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme; Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g'mein; Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ
Brahms: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel.
Welsh pianist Llyr Williams performs Mendelssohn, Bach and Brahms.
|2009||06||Joshua Bell, Steven Isserlis And Denes Varjon||20090824||From Cadogan Hall, London.|
Presented by Louise Fryer.
Long-term chamber partners Joshua Bell and Steven Isserlis join forces with a brilliant young Hungarian pianist for music of poetry and drama.
They perform Fantasiestucke, Schumann's four character pieces, which were the composer's first works for piano trio, composed in 1842 when he was particularly interested in the form.
Theses are followed by Mendelssohn's Piano Trio, Op 49, which Schumann himself dubbed 'the master trio of our age'.
It bears the hallmarks of an expressive 'song without words' and a fleeting 'scherzo', alongside the Romantic sweep and grandeur of its outer movements.
Joshua Bell (violin)
Steven Isserlis (cello)
Denes Varjon (piano)
Schumann: Phantasiestucke, Op 88
Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No 1 in D minor, Op 49.
Joshua Bell (violin), Steven Isserlis (cello), Denes Varjon (piano): Schumann, Mendelssohn
|2009||07||Purcell Tribute||20090912||From Cadogan Hall, London.|
Presented by Suzy Klein.
The 2009 Chamber Prom series concludes with a tribute to Henry Purcell in his 350th anniversary year.
The programme includes a sequence of his solo songs and keyboard pieces, concluding with his powerful Evening Hymn.
There is also John Blow's Ode on the Death of Mr Henry Purcell, a moving response to Purcell's genius.
Iestyn Davies (countertenor)
Simon Wall (tenor)
Members of the Academy of Ancient Music
Richard Egarr (harpsichord/director)
Purcell: Suite in D (excerpts); Hail, Bright Cecilia - Tis nature's voice; A New Ground; Music for a while; Suite in D (excerpts); Sweeter than roses
Blow: Ode on the Death of Mr Henry Purcell
Purcell: Evening Hymn.
A Proms tribute to Henry Purcell, featuring favourite vocal and instrumental works.