Sara Mohr-Pietsch explores the music of Australian-born composer Brett Dean in the company of the man himself, and with soprano Claire Booth and members of the BCMG.
Sara Mohr-Pietsch explores the music of Australian born composer Brett Dean in the company of the man himself, and with soprano Claire Booth and members of BCMG.
Brett Dean has quickly established himself as one Australia's foremost musicians and composers. His most recent opera, "Bliss", with a libretto by Amanda Holden inspired by a story by Australian writer Peter Carey, will be broadcast on Radio 3 next weekend.
As a prelude to that Sara Mohr-Pietsch joins the composer before an invited audience, and with the soprano Claire Booth and members of Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (BCMG) for an exploration of the composers work. The programme focuses on two pieces: "Recollections" for ensemble, and "Wolf-Leider" inspired by the life and songs of the great 19th Century romantic Hugo Wolf.
The programme was recorded at last year's Cheltenham Festival where Brett Dean was a featured composer.