Don’t miss Piers Lane and Dame Patricia Rutledge on BBC R3’s In Tune tomorrow (Thurs, 8 Dec) from 5.45pm

Sean Rafferty is joined by pianist Piers Lane and Dame Patricia Routledge, who appear this weekend in 'Admission: One Shilling', a celebration of Dame Myra Hess at Wigmore Hall in London.  Dame Patricia will talk about Dame Myra's extraordinary chamber music and recital concert series that she held in London during World War II and Piers will play pieces that she performed in the series.

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7 February 2022: London Handel Players and Bach Cantatas @ Wigmore Hall

  • London Handel Players
  • Adrian Butterfield director
  • Julia Doyle soprano
  • Daniel Taylor countertenor
  • Charles Daniels tenor
  • Matthew Brook bass-baritone

Bach’s Cantata No. 198 is a secular work mourning the loss of Christiane Eberhardine, wife of the Elector of Saxony, and first performed in Leipzig in 1727. Dating from 1736, Cantata No. 206 celebrates the birthday of her son, Augustus III of Poland. Preceding these in tonight’s programme is an aria now attributed to Melchior Hoffmann (c.1696/7-1715) but formerly attributed to Bach himself, and probably forming part of a lost cantata composed for a funeral service.

  • Melchior Hoffmann (c.1679-1715)
      • Schlage doch, gewünschte Stunde BWV53
  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
      • Lass, Fürstin, lass noch einen Strahl BWV198
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
      • Schleicht, spielende Wellen BWV206

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Bravo to the Arcadia Quartet whose Weinberg Disc Vo.1 on Chandos Reccords has been nomiated for the 2022 International Classical Music Awards!