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Gary Carpenter Birthday, Takemitsu

Ivan Hewett presents highlights from a concert by Ensemble 10/10 for Gary Carpenter's 60th birthday. Plus Hear and Now Fifty: David Toop focuses on film music by Toru Takemitsu.

Ivan Hewett introduces highlights from a concert given in Liverpool by Ensemble 10/10, conducted by Clark Rundell, celebrating Gary Carpenter's 60th birthday. His "One Million Tiny Operas About Britain" appears alongside "Azaleas" - the fourth work to be performed in the Encore series - an initiative
by the Royal Philharmonic Society and BBC Radio 3 that offers performances of works that have
been unjustly neglected from the concert stage.

Ensemble 10/10's concert also featured world premieres from Liverpool associated composers, Stephen Pratt and Graham Warner.

And Ivan introduces the latest instalment of the Hear and Now Fifty, musician and writer David Toop celebrates Toru Takemitsu's soundtrack for Masaki Kobayashi's 1964 chiller Kwaidan, based on Lefcadio Hearn's retelling of Japananese ghost stories; film scholar Peter Grilli describes how the composer worked closely with the director and recording technicians to create a soundworld that was integral to the drama of the film.

Programme details:

Stephen Pratt On Reflection (wp)
Graham Warner Viroconium Cornoviorum (wp)
Gary Carpenter Azaleas (An "RPS/BBC Radio 3 "ENCORE" work)
"Hear and Now Fifty" Toru Takemitsu's soundtrack for Masaki Kobayashi's 1964 chiller "Kwaidan"
Gary Carpenter One Million Tiny Operas About Britain
Hans Abrahamsen Herbstlied

Rebecca-Jane Lea (soprano)
Louise Ashcroft (mezzo-soprano)
Ensemble 10/10 conducted by Clark Rundell

Recorded at The Cornerstone, Liverpool Hope University Creative Campus, in November 2011.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

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  • Stephen PRATT

    On Reflection for ensemble

    Conductor: Clark RUNDELL Performer: Ensemble 10/10

  • Larry GOVES

    i wear you on my sleeve for piano and string quartet

    Conductor: Clark RUNDELL Performer: Ensemble 10/10

  • Detlev Glanert

    Contemplated by a Portrait of a Divine for soprano and 5 instruments

    Conductor: Clark RUNDELL Performer: Rebecca Lea - Soprano Performer: Ensemble 10/10

  • Gary Carpenter

    Azaleas for violin, cello and harp

    Conductor: Clark RUNDELL Performer: Ensemble 10/10

  • Gary Carpenter

    One Million Tiny Operas About Britain for Soprano, mezzo and ensemble

    Conductor: Clark RUNDELL Performer: Louise Ashcroft - Mezzo-soprano Performer: Rebecca Lea - Soprano Performer: Ensemble 10/10

  • Toru Takemitsu

    Kwaidan - Music from the film

    Performer: Toru TAKEMITSU (1930 - 1996) - Main Artist

    • SHOGAKUKAN.
    • STZ 28.
    • 23.
  • Toru Takemitsu

    Woman in the Dunes - music for the film

    Performer: Toru TAKEMITSU (1930 - 1996) - Main Artist

    • NONESUCH.
    • 7559-794-04-02.
    • 10.
  • Toru Takemitsu

    Kwaidan - Music from the film

    Performer: Toru TAKEMITSU (1930 - 1996) - Main Artist

    • SHOGAKUKAN.
    • STZ 28.
    • 21.
  • Toru Takemitsu

    Kwaidan - Music from the film

    Performer: Toru TAKEMITSU (1930 - 1996) - Main Artist

    • SHOGAKUKAN.
    • STZ 28.
    • 21.
  • Toru Takemitsu

    Kwaidan - Music from the film

    Performer: Toru TAKEMITSU (1930 - 1996) - Main Artist

    • SHOGAKUKAN.
    • STZ 28.
    • 21.
  • Toru Takemitsu

    Woman in the Dunes - music for the film

    Performer: Toru TAKEMITSU (1930 - 1996) - Main Artist

    • NONESUCH.
    • 7559-794-04-02.
    • 10.
  • Toru Takemitsu

    Kwaidan - Music from the film

    Performer: Toru TAKEMITSU (1930 - 1996) - Main Artist

    • SHOGAKUKAN.
    • STZ 28.
    • 20.
  • Toru Takemitsu

    Kwaidan - Music from the film

    Performer: Toru TAKEMITSU (1930 - 1996) - Main Artist

    • SHOGAKUKAN.
    • STZ 28.
    • 21.

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