Birmingham Contemporary Music Group at Wigmore Hall
The Birmingham Contemporary Music Group with sopranos Gillian Keith and Rebecca von Lipinski perform contemporary songs for voice and small ensemble. Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents.
The Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and sopranos Gillian Keith and Rebecca von Lipinski perform contemporary songs for voice and small ensemble. Tonight's programme features seventeen of the two hundred or so songs commissioned for The Songbook by the composer and BCMG Artist-in-Association John Woolrich and soprano Mary Wiegold in the late 1980s and 1990s and focuses mainly on some of the European composers in the collection. Also tonight. the BCMG celebrates the 75th commission in its Sound Investment scheme, launched in 1992.
Presented live from Wigmore Hall by Sara Mohr-Pietsch
Jonathan Harvey You
Milton Babbitt Quatrains
Gerald Barry Crossing the Bar (world premiere / BCMG Sound Investment commission)
Thomas Adès Life Story Op. 8
Kurt Schwertsik Human Existence
Der Herr weis was der Wil
Singt meine Schwäne
Sir Harrison Birtwistle Three Settings of Celan: White and Light, Night and Tenebrae
Olga Neuwirth The Cartographer Song
Poul Ruders Alone
Osvaldo Golijov Sarajevo
Detlev Glanert Contemplated by a Portrait of a Divine
Niccolò Castiglioni Vallis clausa
Salvatore Sciarrino Due risvegli e il vento
Aldo Clementi Wiegenlied
Franco Donatoni An Angel within my Heart
Gillian Keith (soprano), Rebecca von Lipinski (soprano),
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Jonathan Berman (conductor)
Followed by highlights from: RNCM Festival Of Brass: Spirit of Celebration.