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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

Music Played

  • Igor Stravinsky

    Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments

    Performer: Jeremy Denk. Ensemble: Britten Sinfonia.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Violin Sonata in G major

    Performer: Janine Jansen. Performer: Itamar Golan.
    • Janine Jansen: Beau Soir: Itamar Golan.
    • Decca.
    • 11-13.
  • Conlon Nancarrow

    'Canon A' from Two Canons for Ursula

    Performer: Jeremy Denk. Ensemble: Britten Sinfonia.
  • Darius Milhaud

    La Création du Monde

    Ensemble: Britten Sinfonia.
  • George Gershwin

    Rhapsody in Blue

    Performer: Jeremy Denk. Ensemble: Britten Sinfonia.
  • Richard Wagner

    Pilgrim's Chorus

    Music Arranger: Jeremy Denk. Performer: Jeremy Denk.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Seventh Book of Madrigals (Il Settimo Libro de Madrigali, 1619) - extracts

    Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants. Conductor: Paul Agnew.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    O Mirtillo, Mirtillo anima mia (Madrigals, Book 5)

    Choir: Les Arts Florissants. Director: Paul Agnew.
    • LES ARTS FLORISSANTS.

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