The London Sinfonietta plays Xenakis, Wolfgang Rihm, Colin Matthews and Birtwistle
As part of the London Sinfonietta's 50th anniversary season Martyn Brabbins conducts the ensemble in modern classics by Xenakis, Wolfgang Rihm, Colin Matthews and Birtwistle.
Over the past half-century, the London Sinfonietta has been at the forefront of new music performance, racking up an impressive commissioning record with many of the greatest composers of our times. 'Landmarks', recorded last November at St John's Smith Square, was part of the London Sinfonietta's 50th anniversary season and showcased a handful of iconic Sinfonietta commissions from the last century, written for their classic one-to-a-part formation.
Presented by Martin Handley.
Iannis Xenakis: Thallein for chamber orchestra (1984)
Colin Matthews: Contraflow (1992)
Martyn Brabbins (conductor)
8.10pm Interval music (from CD)
Pérotin: Viderunt omnes
Early Music Consort of London
David Munrow (conductor)
Wolfgang Rihm: Chiffre ii: Silence to be beaten (1983)
Harrison Birtwistle: Silbury Air (1977)
Martyn Brabbins (conductor).