Friday, 11 August 2017

Four centuries of British music from Ryan Wigglesworth and the BBC NOW - Prom 32

© Benjamin Ealovega
BBC Prom 32

Toby Spence (tenor)

Ryan Wigglesworth (conductor)

Wednesday 9 August, 2017

Britten: Ballad of Heroes, Op. 14

Brian Elias: Cello Concerto

Purcell, arr. Elgar: 'Jehovah, quam multi sunt hostes mei'

Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme ('Enigma'), Op. 36

'The largely unison text was delivered with powerful clarity by the BBC National Chorus of Wales'.

'Toby Spence delivered the final movement’s recitative with great presence, and impressive precision in Britten’s challenging, leaping lines'.

'Elschenbroich took the opportunity to allow the cello to sing'.

'Wigglesworth’s reading here lifted proceedings, and in particular, the pianissimo playing he demanded of the orchestra was most effective'.

Read my full review on Bachtrack here.

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