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Music championed by, or written in memory of, Richard Hickox
From BBC Proms 2011, 21 August
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Britten's Variations is one of many British pieces championed by the late Richard Hickox, two of whose distinguished vocal collaborators, Ian Bostridge and Roderick Williams, are featured in Colin Matthews's new work, which Hickox commissioned.

Mozart’s Requiem was left incomplete at the composer’s early death, its deathly tread and radiant hope adding to its symbolism as Mozart’s musical epitaph.

Presented by Martin Handley.

BRITTEN Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge
COLIN MATTHEWS No Man’s Land (world premiere)
MOZART compl. Sussmayr Requiem in D minor

City of London Sinfonia
Polyphony
Stephen Layton, Conductor
Emma Bell, Soprano
Renata Pokupić, Mezzo-soprano
Ian Bostridge, Tenor
Roderick Williams, Baritone
Henk Neven, Bass

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