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Arditti Quartet - Sounds New Festival 2012

Ivan Hewett presents music by Brian Ferneyhough, Phillip Neil Martin, Harrison Birtwistle and Paul Max Edlin.

Ivan Hewett introduces a recording of the Arditti Quartet live in concert at the Sounds New festival of contemporary music in Canterbury. And in the latest instalment of the Hear and Now Fifty - celebrating modern classics from the late 20th-century - pianist Joanna MacGregor nominates Harrison Birtwistle's 1972 orchestral score The Triumph of Time, with commentary from writer Paul Griffiths.

Brian Ferneyhough: Exordium
Phillip Neil Martin: An Outburst of Time (part of the RPS/BBC Radio 3 Encore project)
Arditti Quartet

Harrison Birtwistle: The Triumph of Time
Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Elgar Howarth

Paul Max Edlin: Frida Sketches (World premiere)
Arditti Quartet

The Encore project is a collaboration between the Royal Philharmonic Society and BBC Radio 3 designed to give repeat performances and broadcasts of works by living British Composers which otherwise might be lost from view.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Phillip Neil Martin

    An Outburst of Time (RPS ENCORE selection) Duration: 11.00

    Performers: Arditti Quartet

  • Brian Ferneyhough

    Exordium

    Performers: Arditti Quartet

  • Paul Max Edlin

    Frida Sketches

    Performers: Arditti Quartet

  • Sir Harrison Birtwistle

    The Triumph of Time

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