The Protecting Veil on BBC Radio 3

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Tom Service introduces an exciting all-string programme given by the Britten Sinfonia, recorded last month at the Barbican Hall. Cellist Guy Johnston is the soloist in one of the most memorable and enduring pieces of the last 35 years. John Tavener’s The Protecting Veil is an often rapt meditation inspired by the Virgin Mary’s miraculous appearance over a church in Constantinople in the early 10th century to safeguard the faithful against attack.

Read the reviews from Guy’s performances.

Beethoven: Grosse Fuge Op.133
Bartók: Divertimento for Strings
John Tavener: The Protecting Veil

Britten Sinfonia
Thomas Gould (violin/director)


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