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Live from Cadogan Hall, London.
Presented by Christopher Cook.
Nicholas Collon conducts the BCMG and London Sinfonietta Voices in music by Goehr and Knussen, and a colourful new piece by Simon Bainbridge: The Garden of Earthly Delights.
Linked Ophelia pieces by Oliver Knussen, 60 this year, follow Alexander Goehr's reflection on Bach's compositional procedures, which Knussen himself premiered, wearing his conductor's hat.
Also born in 1952, Simon Bainbridge has developed a darker, less mercurial kind of idiom. Inspired by Hieronymus Bosch's extraordinary triptych, his eagerly awaited new work is a labyrinthine journey featuring mezzo-soprano and counter-tenor as well as a narrator.
Alexander Goehr: ... a musical offering (J. S. B. 1985)...
Oliver Knussen: Ophelia Dances
Oliver Knussen: Ophelia's Last Dance
Simon Bainbridge: The Garden of Earthly Delights (BBC commission: world premiere)
Huw Watkins (piano)
Lucy Schaufer (mezzo-soprano)
Andrew Watts (counter-tenor)
Samuel West (narrator)
London Sinfonietta Voices
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Nicholas Collon (Conductor).
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