Clapping Music, Electric Counterpoint, 2x5
Live from the Royal Festival Hall
Presented by Andrew McGregor
An evening of music by the master of minimalism, Steve Reich. The London Sinfonietta gives the world premiere of his new piece, Radio Rewrite, inspired by the music of Radiohead. Reich himself takes to the stage for Clapping Music - for two people, four hands.
Also on the bill is Electric Counterpoint, a mesmerising work for electric guitar accompanied by a layered soundtrack made by the performer. Plus two of Reich's small ensemble pieces, one for acoustic instruments, the other for electric instruments and tape.
Reich: Clapping Music;
Mats Bergstrom (guitar)
conductor Brad Lubman
Music by Johann Sebastian Bach from the BBC New Generation Artists archive. Every weekday evening, recordings of Baroque repertoire for Radio 3's Baroque Spring.