Olga Neuwirth talks to Andrew McGregor about her music and introduces two of her chamber works played by musicians from the Royal Academy of Music.
The subject of the third Composer Portrait of the 2012 Proms is the Austrian composer Olga Neuwirth, best known in the UK for her opera inspired by the David Lynch film 'Lost Highway'. Two of her chamber works are played by musicians from the Royal Academy of Music and introduced by the composer in conversation with Andrew McGregor. The pieces may be short and for small ensembles, but they both create a feeling of something much bigger - epic, even.
Olga Neuwirth: ... ad auras ... (in memoriam H.), for two violins and wooden drum (1999)
Marsyas II, for flute, viola, cello and piano (2005).