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Radio Rewrite, Double Sextet

The conclusion of a concert featuring music by Steve Reich. London Sinfonietta gives the world premiere of his new piece, Radio Rewrite, and performs the work Double Sextet.

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: Radio Rewrite (world premiere);
Double Sextet

Steve Reich
Mats Bergstrom (guitar)
London Sinfonietta
conductor Brad Lubman

followed by:
BAROQUE SPRING
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.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • London Sinfonietta

    • Steve Reich

      Radio Rewrite for ensemble (11 players)

      Conductor: Bradley Lubman Performer: London Sinfonietta

    • Steve Reich

      Double Sextet for ensemble

      Conductor: Bradley Lubman Performer: London Sinfonietta

Broadcast

New Music on Radio 3

New Music on Radio 3

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