The BBC Symphony Orchestra's Embedded Scheme
Sara Mohr-Pietsch hears from three composers who have been working with the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Sound and Music's Embedded scheme.
Sara Mohr-Pietsch hears from three composers who have been taking part in Sound and Music's 'Embedded' scheme with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. This scheme gives the chance for a handful of composers to work closely with the orchestra in workshops and rehearsals before their new works are unveiled in concert. Each of the new works lasts just under a quarter of an hour but, apart from that, they could not be more different, the sources of inspiration ranging from music for Tom and Jerry cartoons, a poem by Wallace Stevens to the ancient Greek myth of Midas. With over 140 applicants for these sought after opportunities, the sheer quality of the UK's compositional talent could not fail to impress. Alongside these three new works, the BBC Symphony gave a rare performance in the UK of an exquisite orchestral work by the contemporary French master Edith Canat de Chizy and a sublime Meditation symphonique by the twenty two year old Olivier Messiaen.
Les offrandes oubliées
In spite of the mere objectiveness of things
Édith Canat de Chizy
Pierre d'éclair (2010-12)
BBC Symphony Orchestra,
Pierre-André Valade (conductor)
Julia Wolfe and Mark Stewart founders of the New York-based Bang on a Can discuss their enduring musical friendship which has lasted over thirty years, and how they have continued to inspire each other with each collaboration.
String Quartet no. 4
Birdsong Bagatelle 'Tawny Owl'
The Kreutzer Quartet.