Brett Dean and Philip Glass
Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces recordings from the BBC Symphony Orchestra's recent Total Immersion event focusing on the work of Australian composer Brett Dean, including Carlo, a piece inspired by the life and work of 16th-century madrigal composer Gesualdo, and Fire Music, a response to the Black Saturday bushfires that struck the state of Victoria in 2009. Plus in the latest instalment of the Hear and Now Fifty, American composer Nico Muhly nominates Philip Glass's Music in Twelve Parts, with commentary from Gillian Moore.
Brett Dean: Carlo (New version, UK Premiere)
BBC Singers; BBC Symphony Orchestra
David Robertson (conductor)
Philip Glass: Music in Twelve Parts (Excerpt)
The Philip Glass Ensemble; Michael Riesman (director)
Brett Dean: Fire Music (BBC co-commission, UK Premiere)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
David Robertson (conductor).