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Elliott Carter in Glasgow

Tom Service presents the BBC SSO performing music by Elliott Carter, including works for piano. Plus Composers' Rooms, featuring the master of the Queen's music, Judith Weir.

Tom Service presents performances from the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra's two-concert celebration of the American composer Elliott Carter, staged at City Halls in Glasgow in May this year and featuring several Scottish premieres. Conductors Ryan Wigglesworth and Diego Masson direct a wide range of Carter's orchestral music, with a particular focus on his works for piano and orchestra - played by Nicolas Hodges, who worked closely with Carter in the later years of his long life. Hodges also plays solo and chamber pieces by Carter.

And in this week's episode in the Hear and Now Composers' Rooms series, Sara Mohr-Pietsch visits the new Master of the Queen's Music, Judith Weir.

2 hours, 15 minutes

Music Played

  • Elliott Carter

    Variations for orchestra (1955)

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Diego Masson.
  • Judith Weir

    Composers' Rooms

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Judith Weir

    Songs from the Exotic

    Performer: Iain Burnside. Singer: Susan Bickley.
  • Elliott Carter

    Tri-Tribute for piano: Matribute (2007); Fratribute (2008); Sistribute (2008)

    Performer: Nicolas Hodges.
  • Elliott Carter

    Epigrams for piano trio (2012) - No. 7

    Performer: Nicolas Hodges. Performer: Martin Storey. Performer: Laura Samuel.
  • Elliott Carter

    Two Thoughts About the Piano: Intermittences (2005); Catenaires (2006)

    Performer: Nicolas Hodges.
  • Elliott Carter

    Epigrams for piano trio (2012)

    Performer: Nicolas Hodges. Performer: Martin Storey. Performer: Laura Samuel.
  • Elliott Carter

    Two Controversies and a Conversation (2010/11) for piano, perc and chamber orch

    Performer: Nicolas Hodges. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Diego Masson. Performer: Colin Currie.
  • Elliott Carter

    Dialogues II (2010) for piano and chamber orchestra - Scottish premiere

    Conductor: Ryan Wigglesworth. Performer: Nicolas Hodges. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
  • Elliott Carter

    Dialogues (2003) for piano and chamber orchestra - Scottish premiere

    Conductor: Ryan Wigglesworth. Performer: Nicolas Hodges. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

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