Sound Frontiers: London Sinfonietta - Coll, Coult, Davies, Birtwistle
London Sinfonietta under Martyn Brabbins. Francisco Coll: Liquid Symmetries. Tom Coult: Spirit of the Staircase. Tansy Davies: Falling Angel. Birtwistle: Five Lessons in a Frame.
Recorded at St John's Smith Square on 1st June, 2016
Presented by Martin Handley
London Sinfonietta, conducted by Martyn Brabbins, plays recent works by Coll, Coult Davies and Birtwistle
Francisco Coll: Liquid Symmetries (UK premiere)
Tom Coult: Spirit of the Staircase (world premiere of a London Sinfonietta commission)
From the archive: Schoenberg: Serenade Op 25, Finale
David Atherton, conductor
Tansy Davies: Falling Angel (London premiere)
Sir Harrison Birtwistle: Five Lessons in a Frame (world premiere of a London Sinfonietta commission)
London Sinfonietta has been in an extended duet with Sir Harrison Birtwistle for over 45 years, a relationship that has been reflected in an evolving series of commissions for pairs of Principal Players. This journey reaches its peak with the world premiere of Five Lessons in a Frame, in which five of these duets are linked by a new chorale. As relationships with Tansy Davies and Francisco Coll also continue, so a new one begins - with a commission from Tom Coult, one of the most promising young voices of his generation, praised for his iridescent timbres and clear, articulate gestures.