Harrison Birtwistle 80th Birthday Concert
Nicolas Hodges (piano) performs at Wigmore Hall, London. Birtwistle: Variations from the Golden Mountains: Gigue Variations. Mozart: Gigue, Bolero and Variations. Debussy: Etudes.
Sir Harrison Birtwistle: an 80th birthday tribute.
Pianist Nicolas Hodges celebrates Sir Harrison Birtwistle in a programme which pairs Debussy's late, sublime Études with a work especially commissioned for this Wigmore Hall concert.
Presented by Tom Service
Live from Wigmore Hall, London
Debussy: Études - Book I
Sir Harrison Birtwistle: Variations from the Golden Mountains (world première)
at c. 7.40pm
Interval music: Stravinsky's Symphonies of Wind Instruments dedicated to the memory of Debussy and Busoni's Berceuse élégiaque.
at c. 8.05pm
Mozart arr. Busoni: Gigue, Bolero and Variations
Sir Harrison Birtwistle: Gigue Machine
Debussy: Études - Book II
Nicolas Hodges (piano)
Followed at approximately 9.25pm by recorded performances of Bach's Brandenburg Concerto no. 3 and Stravinsky's Dumbarton Oaks, a work inspired by it.