BBC Proms 2013 - Britten, Tippett, Holst & L. Berkeley - Britten Sinfonia

BBC Proms 2013 – Britten, Tippett, Holst & L. Berkeley

London
03 Aug 2013

Britten

Prelude and Fugue

Holst

St Paul's Suite

Berkeley

Four Poems of St Teresa of Avila

Tippett

Fantasia Concertante on a theme of Corelli

Britten

Phaedra

Artists

Sarah Connolly

mezzo-soprano

Sian Edwards

Conductor

Summary

Two great Bitish works for voice and string orchestra appear in the second Proms Saturday Matinee, which focuses on Britten and his peers. Sarah Connolly joins conductor Sian Edwards and Britten Sinfonia in Britten’s searing final vocal work, Phaedra, and a rare performance of Lennox Berkeley’s intensely felt Four Poems of St Teresa of Avila, premiered by Kathleen Ferrier in 1948.

In addition to featuring classics of the string orchestra repertoire in Holts’s St Paul’s Suite and Tippett’s Fantasia concertante on a Theme of Coreli, the programme includes Britten’s inventive Prelude and Fugue for 18-part string orchestra.

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