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Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch and Robert Worby. Michael Parsons: Parapahrase. Saunders: Things whole and not whole. Wolff: Spring Two. Plus Hear and Now 50: music by Arvo Part.

Sara Mohr-Pietsch and Robert Worby introduce performances from the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.

The Basel Sinfonietta plays three UK premieres influenced by the Scratch Orchestra:

Michael Parsons: Parapahrase
James Saunders: things whole and not whole
Christian Wolff: Spring Two

And in the latest instalment of the Hear and Now Fifty, composer Roxanna Panufnik nominates Arvo Pärt's Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten, with commentary from music writer Paul Griffiths. Pärt's piece has become a minimalist classic, with its tolling funeral bell and descending string patterns expressing his sorrow at the death of a composer he greatly admired.

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Christmas Eve 2011 22:30

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