Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
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1987
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Birmingham Contemporary Music Group

Biography (Wikipedia)

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (BCMG) is a British chamber ensemble based in Birmingham, England specialising in the performance of new and contemporary music. BCMG performs regularly at the CBSO Centre and Symphony Hall in Birmingham, tours nationally and worldwide and has appeared several times at the Proms in London.

Musicians from the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra formed the ensemble in 1987, with Simon Rattle as its founding patron. Since then BCMG has premiered over 150 new works and won numerous awards, including the 2004 Royal Philharmonic Society Audience Development Award, the 1995 Gramophone Award for Best Orchestral Recording, the 1993 Royal Philharmonic Society Chamber Ensemble Award, the 1993 Prudential Award for Music, and The Arts Ball 2002 Outstanding Achievement Award.

Thomas Adès was the first music director of BCMG, from 1998 to 2000. The current artistic director of BCMG is Stephan Meier, who succeeded Stephen Newbould (artistic director 2001-2016). John Woolrich and Oliver Knussen are the current artists-in-association with BCMG.

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Benjamin Britten
Night mail
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Night mail
Leonard Bernstein
Wonderful Town (Overture)
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Wonderful Town (Overture)
Simon Holt
Eco-Pavan
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Eco-Pavan
Oliver Knussen
Requiem - songs for Sue
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Requiem - songs for Sue
Gerald Barry
The Importance of Being Earnest: Act II (conclusion)
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The Importance of Being Earnest: Act II (conclusion)
Gerald Barry
The Importance of Being Earnest: Act II (excerpt)
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The Importance of Being Earnest: Act II (excerpt)
Gerald Barry
The Importance of Being Earnest
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The Importance of Being Earnest
Charlotte Bray
At the speed of Stillness
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At the speed of Stillness
Leonard Bernstein
Wonderful Town (Overture)
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Wonderful Town (Overture)
Mark-Anthony Turnage
Momentum (conclusion)
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Momentum (conclusion)
Tansy Davies
Nature, Piano Concerto
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Nature, Piano Concerto
Pierre Boulez
Derive 2
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Derive 2

Derive 2

Conductor
Franck Ollu (conductor)
Joanna Lee
Hammer of Solitude
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Hammer of Solitude
Betsy Jolas
Wanderlied
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Wanderlied

Wanderlied

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Conductor
Franck Ollu (conductor)
Shiori Usui
Ophiocordyceps unilateralis s.l.
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Ophiocordyceps unilateralis s.l.
Pierre Boulez
Notations 2,11, 10 (arr. Johannes Schollhorn)
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Notations 2,11, 10 (arr. Johannes Schollhorn)
Pierre Boulez
Notations 2, 11 & 10; La treizième (arr. J Schöllhorn) UK premiere (Proms 2015)
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Notations 2, 11 & 10; La treizième (arr. J Schöllhorn) UK premiere (Proms 2015)
Sir Harrison Birtwistle
Dinah and Nick's Love Song
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Dinah and Nick's Love Song
Kurt Schwertsik
Singt meine Schwäne for soprano and ensemble
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Singt meine Schwäne for soprano and ensemble

Singt meine Schwäne for soprano and ensemble

Performer
Kurt Schwertsik
Jonathan Berman
Rebecca von Lipinski
Last played on
Allain Gaussin, Franck Ollu (conductor) & Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Mosaique celeste (UK premiere)
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Mosaique celeste (UK premiere)

Mosaique celeste (UK premiere)

Composer
Allain Gaussin
Performer
Franck Ollu (conductor)
Franck Ollu (conductor), Christopher Yates (viola), Ivo Nilsson, Gretha Tuls (bassoon) & Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Doppler Wobbler - concerto for viola, bassoon and ensemble (UK premiere)
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Doppler Wobbler - concerto for viola, bassoon and ensemble (UK premiere)

Doppler Wobbler - concerto for viola, bassoon and ensemble (UK premiere)

Performer
Franck Ollu (conductor)
Christopher Yates (viola)
Gretha Tuls (bassoon)
Composer
Ivo Nilsson
Franck Ollu (conductor), Frédéric Durieux & Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Etude en alternance No 3 - filer (world premiere)
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Etude en alternance No 3 - filer (world premiere)

Etude en alternance No 3 - filer (world premiere)

Performer
Franck Ollu (conductor)
Composer
Frédéric Durieux
Franck Ollu (conductor), Nicolas Hodges (piano), Pascal Dusapin & Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Jetzt genau! (UK premiere)
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Jetzt genau! (UK premiere)

Jetzt genau! (UK premiere)

Performer
Franck Ollu (conductor)
Nicolas Hodges (piano)
Franck Ollu (conductor), Marc-André Dalbavie & Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Palimpseste
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Palimpseste

Palimpseste

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Franck Ollu (conductor)
Franck Ollu (conductor), Ivo Nilsson & Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Rapidita (world premiere)
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Rapidita (world premiere)

Rapidita (world premiere)

Performer
Franck Ollu (conductor)
Composer
Ivo Nilsson
Franco Donatoni
An Angel Within my Heart
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An Angel Within my Heart

An Angel Within my Heart

Performer
Gillian Keith (soprano)
Ensemble
BCMG
Aldo Clementi
Wiegenlied
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Wiegenlied

Wiegenlied

Performer
Rebecca von Lipinski (soprano)
Ensemble
BCMG
Salvatore Sciarrino
Due Risvegli e il Vento
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Due Risvegli e il Vento

Due Risvegli e il Vento

Performer
Rebecca von Lipinski (soprano)
Ensemble
BCMG
Niccolò Castiglioni
Vallis Clausa
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Vallis Clausa

Vallis Clausa

Performer
Gillian Keith (soprano)
Ensemble
BCMG
Detlev Glanert
Contemplated by a Portrait of a Divine
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Contemplated by a Portrait of a Divine

Contemplated by a Portrait of a Divine

Performer
Gillian Keith (soprano)
Ensemble
BCMG
Osvaldo Golijov
Sarajevo
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Sarajevo

Sarajevo

Performer
Rebecca von Lipinski (soprano
Ensemble
BCMG
Poul Ruders
Alone
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Alone

Alone

Composer
Performer
Gillian Keith (soprano)
Ensemble
BCMG
Olga Neuwirth
The Cartographer Song
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The Cartographer Song

The Cartographer Song

Performer
Rebecca von Lipinski (soprano)
Ensemble
BCMG
Sir Harrison Birtwistle
Three Settings of Celan i) White and Light
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Three Settings of Celan i) White and Light

Three Settings of Celan i) White and Light

Performer
Gillian Keith (soprano)
Ensemble
BCMG
Kurt Schwertsik
Der Herr weis was der Wil
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Der Herr weis was der Wil

Der Herr weis was der Wil

Performer
Rebecca von Lipinski (soprano)
Ensemble
BCMG
Thomas Adès
Life Story, Op.8
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Life Story, Op.8

Life Story, Op.8

Performer
Rebecca von Lipinski (soprano)
Ensemble
BCMG
Gerald Barry
Crossing the Bar (World Premiere)
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Crossing the Bar (World Premiere)

Crossing the Bar (World Premiere)

Performer
Rebecca von Lipinski (soprano)
Ensemble
BCMG
Milton Babbitt
Quatrains
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Quatrains

Quatrains

Performer
Gillian Keith (soprano)
Ensemble
BCMG
Jonathan Harvey
You
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You

You

Performer
Gillian Keith (soprano)
Ensemble
BCMG
Sir Harrison Birtwistle
Three Settings of Celan iii) Tenebrae
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Three Settings of Celan iii) Tenebrae
Sir Harrison Birtwistle
Three Settings of Celan ii) Night
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Three Settings of Celan ii) Night
Kurt Schwertsik
Singt meine Schwäne
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Singt meine Schwäne

Singt meine Schwäne

Performer
Kurt Schwertsik
Rebecca von Lipinski (soprano)
Jonathan Berman
Kurt Schwertsik
Human Existence...
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Human Existence...

Human Existence...

Performer
Kurt Schwertsik
Rebecca von Lipinski (soprano)
Jonathan Berman
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Proms 2012: Proms Saturday Matinee 4: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
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