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RECENT EVENTS - Proms Saturday Matinee 3: A Portrait of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

Saturday 30 August 2014 - 3:00 PM

Proms Saturday Matinee 3 Sian Edwards © Katie Vandyck

Scheduled end time: 4:30pm

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies
Linguae ignis 12'

Revelation and Fall 26'

A Mirror of Whitening Light 21'

Tim Gill cello
Rebecca Bottone soprano

London Sinfonietta
Sian Edwards conductor

Celebrating his 80th birthday this year and the subject of one of this season's Proms Plus Composer Portraits, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies is one of the greats of contemporary British music.

This programme chosen by the composer himself explores his wide-ranging sound-worlds, from the sleek and glittering chamber textures of A Mirror of Whitening Light (completed in 1977, shortly after his move to Orkney) to the confrontational music drama of Revelation and Fall.

London Sinfonietta Principal Cellist Timothy Gill is the soloist in Linguae ignis's writhing plainchant melodies, and Sian Edwards returns to conduct, following her Proms Saturday Matinee appearance last year.