Playing: Hammersmith prelude and scherzo Op.52 vers. for orchestra by Gustav Holst
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Arditti Quartet - Sounds New Festival 2012

Ivan Hewett introduces a recording of the Arditti Quartet live in concert at the Sounds New festival of contemporary music in Canterbury. And in the latest instalment of the Hear and Now Fifty - celebrating modern classics from the late 20th-century - pianist Joanna MacGregor nominates Harrison Birtwistle's 1972 orchestral score The Triumph of Time, with commentary from writer Paul Griffiths.

Brian Ferneyhough: Exordium
Phillip Neil Martin: An Outburst of Time (part of the RPS/BBC Radio 3 Encore project)
Arditti Quartet

Harrison Birtwistle: The Triumph of Time
Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Elgar Howarth

Paul Max Edlin: Frida Sketches (World premiere)
Arditti Quartet

The Encore project is a collaboration between the Royal Philharmonic Society and BBC Radio 3 designed to give repeat performances and broadcasts of works by living British Composers which otherwise might be lost from view.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Sat 2 Jun 2012 22:30
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