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Machines Implacable and Fragile

John Woolrich (b.1954)

4/5. Machines Implacable and Fragile

John Woolrich talks to Donald Macleod about his fascination with ticking and whirring things, and his oboe concerto, in which the crowd (or orchestra) takes up an armory of dustbins, scaffolding bars, car wheel hubs, and sawn-off oxygen cylinders to force the soloist into retreat.

Through the dark leaves
Eileen Hulse, Adele Eikenes (sopranos)
Christine Cairns (mezzo-soprano)
The Orchestra of St John's
John Lubbock (conductor)

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Composers Ensemble

The Barber's Timepiece
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

Oboe Concerto
Nicholas Daniel (oboe)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Martyn Brabbins (conductor).

1 hour

Last on

Thu 6 Mar 2008 20:45

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