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Jeremy Denk and Britten Sinfonia: Gershwin and Stravinsky

Pianist Jeremy Denk and the Britten Sinfonia play dance-inspired music by Gershwin and Stravinsky.

Pianist Jeremy Denk and the Britten Sinfonia play dance-inspired music by Gershwin and Stravinsky.
Live from Milton Court
Presented by Martin Handley

Byrd/Gesualdo/Monterverdi arr. Denk: Motets
Stravinsky: Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments
Nancarrow: Selection of piano solos
8.15: Interval
8.35 Milhaud: La Création du Monde
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (original jazz band version)
Jeremy Denk, piano
Britten Sinfonia

From its opening clarinet glissando Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue has become synonymous with 1920s America and is performed here in the original jazz band arrangement, along with Stravinsky's rhythmically complex Concerto for piano and wind. Both works explore rhythm from the syncopated cadenzas in Stravinsky to the abundant use of dance and ragtime rhythms in Gershwin.

2 hours, 30 minutes

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