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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)

London Sinfonietta
Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

8.10pm Interval music (from CD)
Pérotin: Viderunt omnes
Early Music Consort of London
David Munrow (conductor)

8.25pm
Wolfgang Rihm: Chiffre ii: Silence to be beaten (1983)
Harrison Birtwistle: Silbury Air (1977)

London Sinfonietta
Martyn Brabbins (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Iannis Xenakis

    Thallein for chamber orchestra

    Orchestra: London Sinfonietta. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
  • Colin Matthews

    Contraflow

    Orchestra: London Sinfonietta. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
  • Pérotin

    Viderunt omnes

    Performer: Early Music Consort of London. Conductor: David Munrow.
    • ARCHIV.
  • Wolfgang Rihm

    Chiffre ii: Silence to be beaten

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

    Silbury Air

    Orchestra: London Sinfonietta. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
  • Shona Mackay

    Continuum

    Choir: Glasgow School of Art Choir. Conductor: Jamie Sansbury.
  • Mark David Boden

    Homo Sum

    Choir: Croydon Bach Choir. Conductor: Tim Horton.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings

    Performer: Radek Baborák. Singer: Ian Bostridge. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • EMI.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Dumbarton Oaks

    Orchestra: The Knights.
    • WARNER CLASSICS.

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