Gary Carpenter Birthday, 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.
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.