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Proms 2011 Proms Saturday Matinee 2: Maxwell Davies, Aperghis & Sir Harrison Birtwistle

Proms Saturday Matinee 2: Maxwell Davies, Aperghis & Sir Harrison Birtwistle
15:00 Sat 20 Aug 2011 Cadogan Hall
Contrasted scores from modern masters, a BBC commission and a new direction for sacred music.
Contrasted scores from modern masters, a BBC commission and a new direction for sacred music.

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For its second Proms Saturday Matinee, the London Sinfonietta is joined by its founding conductor David Atherton.

Greek-born, Paris-based Georges Aperghis is intimately involved with French musical theatre but his new piece takes its title from cinematic techniques of cutting and continuity.

Sir Harrison Birtwistle reflects on more ancient traditions in Angel Fighter, a pocket oratorio for voices and ensemble in the tradition of his previous examinations of pivotal myths that resonate down the ages.

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies's Il rozzo martello, a contemplation on a sonnet by Michelangelo, was composed for the BBC Singers in 1997.

There will be no interval