Robert Worby and Sara Mohr-Pietsch present music by Fabien Levy, Brian Ferneyhough and Francesco Filidei. Plus Hear And Now 50: Stephen Fry on Conlon Nancarrow's Study 21 Canon X.
Robert Worby and Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduce more highlights from this year's Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. Ensemble Linea from Strasbourg play three UK premieres, including a major work by the leading British composer Brian Ferneyhough.
Fabien Levy: Qwerwüchsig
Francesco Filidei: Finito ogni gesto
Brian Ferneyhough: Chronos Aion
Plus, in the latest instalment of the Hear And Now 50, Stephen Fry describes his delight and bewilderment at first hearing Conlon Nancarrow's Study 21 "Canon X" for player piano. Nancarrow devoted his composing life to writing virtuosic canonic studies for this mechanical piano, often "unspeakably fast" music, as pianist Joanna MacGregor puts it.