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GF Haas's in vain

Presented by Tom Service. With the London Sinfonietta in Georg Friedrich Haas's in vain and the BBC SSO in Ligeti's Violin Concerto, featuring soloist Ilya Gringolts.

Tom Service presents two masterworks of the last quarter century performed recently at the Sounth Bank Centre's The Rest is Noise Festival. Ligeti's Violin Concerto has taken its place as a classic of the late twentieth century whilst Georg Friedrich Haas's in vain is, according to Sir Simon Rattle: "A staggering experience and one of the first great masterpieces of the twenty-first century." Tom talks to the Austrian composer about this colourful, emotively charged score which was receiving here its eagerly anticipated London premiere in front of a capacity audience at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.

Georg Friedrich Haas: in vain
London Sinfonietta, Emilio Pomarico (conductor)

Ligeti: Violin Concerto
Ilya Gringolts (violin),
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Ilan Volkov (conductor).

1 hour, 45 minutes

Music Played

  • György Ligeti

    Violin Concerto

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ilan Volkov.
  • Georg Friedrich Haas

    Fukishima

    Singer: Christiane Rittner. Singer: Carola Keil.
  • Georg Friedrich Haas

    In Vain

    Orchestra: London Sinfonietta. Conductor: Emilio Pomàrico.

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