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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)

8.15: Interval:
From the archive: Schoenberg: Serenade Op 25, Finale
London Sinfonietta
David Atherton, conductor

8.35
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.

2 hours, 25 minutes

Music Played

  • Francisco Coll

    Liquid symmetries

    Orchestra: London Sinfonietta. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
  • Tom Coult

    Spirit of the staircase

    Orchestra: London Sinfonietta. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
  • Arnold Schoenberg

    Gigue from Suite Op.29 for 7 instruments

    Orchestra: London Sinfonietta. Conductor: David Atherton.
    • Schoenberg - Wind Quintet, Suite.
    • Decca.
    • 5.
  • Tansy Davies

    Falling angel

    Orchestra: London Sinfonietta. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
  • Sir Harrison Birtwistle

    5 Lessons in a frame

    Orchestra: London Sinfonietta. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Violin concerto in D major Op.61

    Performer: David Oistrakh. Orchestra: Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Kirill Kondrashin.
    • Beethoven, Mozart - VIolin concertos (Oistrakh).
    • BBC LEGENDS.
    • 1.

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