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1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 27 October 2012

Tom Service introduces three orchestral works written by leading continental composers within the last six years and played by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Matthias Pintscher. With their inspiration as varied as the "the bloodline of a murderer," and the acoustic states of being that take the imagination to its very limits," these three works call for forces ranging from the one-to-a-part world of the sinfonietta to the full panoply of the modern symphony orchestra. Behind at least two of them lies the influential figure of Gérard Grisey whose Partiels of 1975 is cited as one of the defining works for three generations of spectralist composers. In this week's Hear and Now Fifty, British composer Julian Anderson casts the spotlight on Partiels with commentary from writer Paul Griffiths.

Magnus Lindberg: Souvenir for ensemble (2010)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Matthias Pintscher (conductor)

Kaija Saariaho: Adrianna Songs (2006) [UK premiere]
Patricia Bardon (mezzo-soprano)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Matthias Pintscher (conductor)

Gerard Grisey: Partiels, for 18 musicians (1975)
Ensemble Court-Circuit, Pierre-André Valade (conductor)

Mark Andre: ...hij...1 (2008/10) [UK premiere] BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Matthias Pintscher (conductor).

Music Played

4 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Magnus Lindberg

    Magnus Lindberg Souvenir

  • Image for Kaija Sariaaho

    Kaija Sariaaho Adrianna Songs

  • Image for Gérard Grisey

    Gérard Grisey Partiels

  • Image for Mark André

    Mark André Hij 1



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