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Sara Mohr-Pietsch explores the influence of the Italian madrigalists on contemporary composers from Sciarrino to Finnissy and Nono with her studio guest, composer James Weeks.

Sara Mohr-Pietsch explores the influence of the Italian madrigalists on contemporary composers from Sciarrino to Finnissy and Nono to her studio guest, the composer James Weeks. In addition to recordings of Finnissy's 'Gesualdo Libro Sesto' and Nono's 'Sarà dolce tacere' chosen by James Weeks, they present a special recording of the world premiere of James Weeks's own work 'Libro di fiammelle e ombre' with a selection from '12 Madrigali' by Sciarrino, which were performed last month at Wigmore Hall as part of the 15th-anniversary concert of the vocal ensemble EXAUDI. Plus, Sara Mohr-Pietsch marks the 80th anniversary of the birth of English electronic composer Delia Derbyshire with the researcher and sound engineer Jo Langton.

James Weeks: Libro di fiammelle e ombre (World Premiere)
Salvatore Sciarrino: 12 Madrigali (excerpts)
Michael Finnissy: Gesualdo Libro Sesto (excerpts)
Luigi Nono: Sarà dolce tacere
EXAUDI
James Weeks (director)

Delia Derbyshire: Blue Veils and Golden Sands; Rorate Coeli (from Amor Dei); Delian Mode
BBC Radiophonic Music.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Ecco mormorar l'onde

    Choir: Exaudi. Conductor: James Weeks.
  • James Weeks

    Libro di fiammelle e ombre (WORLD PREMIERE)

    Choir: Exaudi. Conductor: James Weeks.
  • Salvatore Sciarrino

    12 Madrigali (a selection)

    Choir: Exaudi. Conductor: James Weeks.
  • Michael Finnissy

    Gesualdo Libro Sesto (opening extracts)

    Choir: Exaudi. Conductor: James Weeks.
  • Luigi Nono

    Sarà dolce tacere

    Choir: Exaudi. Conductor: James Weeks.
    • Passion Texts.
    • AEON.
  • Delia Derbyshire

    Radio Newsreel

    Performer: The BBC Radiophonic Workshop.
  • Delia Derbyshire

    Blue Veils & Golden Sands

    Performer: The BBC Radiophonic Workshop.
    • BBC Radiophonic Music.
    • BBC.
  • Delia Derbyshire

    Rorate Caeli (Amor Dei)

    Performer: The BBC Radiophonic Workshop.
  • Delia Derbyshire

    Delian Mode

    Performer: The BBC Radiophonic Workshop.
    • BBC Radiophonic Music.
    • BBC.

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