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Prom 44 - Ligeti, Berio, Xenakis, Harvey, Andriessen, Cage

Duration:
1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 14 August 2012

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Tom Service

Six classics of post-war music are featured in this Late Night Prom, reflecting Radio 3's Fifty Modern Classics. London Sinfonietta, London Sinfonietta Academy Ensemble and Andre de Ridder play Ligeti, Berio, Xenakis, Harvey, Andriessen and Cage

The concert starts with Ligeti's playful Poeme with its 100 ticking metronomes; followed by Berio's iconoclastic Sequenza V for solo trombone; Xenakis's lively Phlegra; Jonathan Harvey's electronic mixture of bell and treble voice, Mortuos plango, vivos voco; Luis Andriessen's Minimalist musical clock, De snelheid; and ending with John Cage's infamous 4 minutes and thirty-three seconds of pure silence.

Ligeti: Poème symphonique
Berio Sequenza V
Xenakis: Phlegra
Jonathan Harvey: Mortuos plango, vivos voco
Louis Andriessen: De snelheid
John Cage: 4'33

Byron Fulcher (trombone)
Sound Intermedia (sound projection)
London Sinfonietta
London Sinfonietta Academy Ensemble
André de Ridder (conductor).

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