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Britten Sinfonia/Kuusisto/Padmore

Presented by Petroc Trelawny. Tenor Mark Padmore joins the Britten Sinfonia under Pekka Kuusisto to perform works by Britten, Purcell and Tippett, and a new piece by Nico Muhly.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Tenor Mark Padmore joins the Britten Sinfonia, directed by Pekka Kuusisto, in Britten's Les Illuminations, with works by Purcell and Tippett, and a new work by Nico Muhly. A protégé of Philip Glass, and collaborator of Björk and Rufus Wainwright amongst others, Nico Muhly is gaining a reputation as being one of the most impressive innovators of new music, effortlessly crossing the boundaries between classical and pop.

Purcell: Fantasia VII in C minor
Purcell: arr. Muhly Let the Night Perish (Job's Curse)
Purcell: Fantasia XIII in F 'Upon one Note'
Tippett: A Lament, from Divertimento on 'Sellinger's Round'
Britten: Les Illuminations, Op. 18
Steve Reich: Duet
Nico Muhly: Impossible Thing (World première tour)
John Adams: Shaker Loops

Britten Sinfonia
Mark Padmore tenor
Pekka Kuusisto violin/director

Followed by recent performances by the students of the Sibelius Academy, Finland, including music for piano trio by Turina.

Maurice Ravel: Gaspard de la Nuit - 1 : Ondine
and: Le Tombeau de Couperin: Menuet

Juho Pohjonen, piano

2 hours, 15 minutes

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