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New Year New Music: Psappha

Live from Ancoats in Manchester, Stuart Maconie introduces a concert by Psappha of characteristically inventive music from America by Steve Reich, Elliot Carter and George Crumb.

Stuart Maconie introduces a concert by the Manchester-based contemporary music ensemble Psappha of characteristically inventive music from America by Steve Reich, Elliott Carter and George Crumb. Live from St Michael's in Ancoats in Manchester.

In a programme of conflicts and reconciliations Reich's "Double Sextet" fuses a live performance with a recorded double of itself; Elliott Carter's "Triple Duo" explores the potential for small ensembles within an ensemble; and George Crumb's "Quest", an atmospheric journey for solo guitar and a diverse group of instruments, juxtaposes the colourful and varied with the familiar.

George Crumb: Quest
(solo guitar: Tom McKinney)

Interval

Elliott Carter: Triple Duo
(conductor: Jamie Phillips)

Steve Reich: Double Sextet.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • George Crumb

    Quest

  • Steve Reich

    Electric Counterpoint

  • Elliott Carter

    Triple Duo

  • Steve Reich

    Double Sextet.

    Featured Artist: Michael Gordon. Featured Artist: Bang on a Can All-Stars.
  • Sarah Gait

    Proms Inspire: Sarah Gait: Dark Ocean Lights

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Claude Debussy

    Nocturnes

    Performer: The Cleveland Orchestra. Conductor: Pierre Boulez.
    • DG.

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