Sally Beamish tells Donald Macleod about some of the pieces she has written that are influenced by, or based on, works of other composers, from Bach to Tippett.
Sally Beamish talks to Donald Macleod about some of the pieces she has written that are influenced by, or based on, works of other composers, from Bach to Tippett. Two of today's works take Beethoven or Brahms as a starting point, but incorporate jazz techniques. She discusses her recent decision to learn more about jazz, and how this has affected her composing style.
Song of the Birds
Steven Isserlis (cello)
Fretwork/ Paul Agnew (tenor)
Chamber Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Strings (movement 1)
Rascher Saxophone Quartet/ Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra/ Robin Engelen (cond)
Opus California (String Quartet No.2)
Emperor String Quartet
Debussy/Beamish Suite pour Violoncelle et Orchestre (movement 5)
Steven Isserlis (cello)/ Tapiola Sinfonietta/ Gábor Takács-Nagy (cond)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra/ Andrew Manze (cond).