Jonathan Harvey's Glasgow Trilogy
Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents a celebration of composer Jonathan Harvey, who died in 2012: his complete Glasgow Trilogy, plus his most famous work, Mortuos Plango, Vivos Voco.
Featuring a celebration of the English composer Jonathan Harvey (1939-2012), who would have been 75 today. Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch in conversation with Professor Jonathan Cross of Oxford University.
Harvey: Body Mandala; Speakings; ... towards a pure land
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,
Conductor Ilan Volkov.
Hear and Now Fifty
Harvey: Mortuos Plango, Vivos Voco
Composers' Rooms: Tansy Davies
Nonesuch at Fifty
Wuorinen: Time's Encomium
In 2005-8, as Composer in Association with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Jonathan Harvey composed a trilogy of works for the orchestra and their then Chief Conductor Ilan Volkov. This Glasgow Trilogy was first heard together in the planned order of performance at the 2011 Edinburgh Festival, and it's a recording of that performance that you can hear tonight, There's also a second chance to hear the Hear and Now Fifty feature on Harvey's most famous work - Mortuos Plango, Vivos Voco.
Continuing her series of visits to Composers' Rooms, Sara Mohr-Pietsch travels to Kent, and the Georgian home studio of Tansy Davies.
And the second work in Hear and Now's series celebrating the fiftieth birthday of the Nonesuch record label is another electronic classic: Time's Encomium (1968-69) by Charles Wuorinen, commissioned by Nonesuch especially for LP, which in 1970 became the first electronic work to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music.