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Birmingham Contemorary Music Group: Ligeti, Webern

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 23 February 2013

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group play Ligeti and Webern.
Ligeti: Melodien
Webern: Six Orchestral Pieces, op 6

These two works have relevance to the main work in Hear and Now later on, by Alexander Goehr. Gabriel Levin, the librettist for Goehr's work, 'To These Dark Steps/The Fathers are watching', writes about his emotions in the wake of the Gaza bombing in 2008. He found that only certain modern composers could continue to speak to him - among them Webern, Ligeti, Bartok and Messiaen.

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