Milton Babbitt was an influential figure on Jonathan Harvey's music during his time in the US. Babbitt died a year ago tomorrow. The Composers Ensemble play his Septet but Equal.
Ahead of tonight's Total Immersion celebration of Jonathan Harvey's music, a work by one of his erstwhile influences - Milton Babbitt, with whom Jonathan Harvey studied during his time in the USA at the end of the sixties. Babbitt died a year ago tomorrow. The Composers Ensemble, directed by Paul Zukofsky play his 1992 score 'Septet but Equal' scored for three clarinets, piano, and string trio. Mark van de Wiel, Duncan Prescott, clarinets; Robert Ault, clarinet/bass clarinet; Ian Brown, piano; David le Page, violin; Sophie Renshaw, violin; Zoe Martlew, cello.