Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Forty part feast is BBC Proms highlight

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The BBC Proms season starts on Friday, July 13. Here are Pliable's personal picks from the first week's concerts. This fallible selection will be a regular weekly feature through the summer, detailed programmes and broadcast times for every concert are available from the BBC web site - enjoy.

* July 15, 7.00pm - a welcome multi-cultural performance with the Buskaid Soweto String Ensemble joining John Eliot Gardiner, the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists in Campra's Messe de Requiem and a feast of Rameau. More on JEG in tomorrow's path.

* July 16, 7.30pm - Berio's Sinfonia from the Chorus and Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia and the Swingle Singers under Antonio Pappano.

* July 17, 7.00pm - Bernstein's Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety and Ives' Symphony No. 4 from the BBC Symphony Orchestra under David Robertson.

* July 17, 10.15pm - one of my highlights of the whole season. Striggio, Lassus and Tallis sung by The Tallis Scholars. Includes Striggio's 40 part Ecce beatam lucem, which will be the subject of a separate feature here.

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