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Ian Pace, contemporary virtuoso pianist

A celebration of Ian Pace at 50, a virtuoso pianist who specialises in contemporary music. Ian plays music by Stockhausen, Finnissy, Dusapin, Rebecca Saunders and Ferneyhough.

A celebration of Ian Pace at 50, a virtuoso pianist who specialises in contemporary music, who has premiered many works by leading composers of our time.
This programme includes music that Ian has specially recorded for this broadcast, as well as CD and archive recordings. He joins presenter Robert Worby to discuss the music and his ongoing thoughts about performance practice.
Elliott Carter: 90+
Karlheinz Stockhausen: Klavierstuck X
Rebecca Saunders: Mirror, mirror, on the wall
Pascal Dusapin: A Quia
Orchestre De Paris, conducted by Christoph Eschenbach
Michael Finnissy: Alkan-Paganini
Brian Ferneyhough: Quirl
plus, short works written specially for Ian's 50th by Michael Spencer, Evan Johnson, Patricia Sucena de Almeida, Wieland Hoban and Paul Obermayer.
Ian Pace (piano)

1 hour, 59 minutes

Music Played

  • Elliott Carter

    90+ for piano

    Performer: Ian Pace.
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen

    Piano Piece 10

    Performer: Ian Pace.
  • Rebecca Saunders

    Mirror, mirror on the wall

    Performer: Ian Pace.
  • Michael Spencer

    A Maze I(a)n (S)pace (Space [G]race)

    Performer: Ian Pace.
  • Evan Johnson

    qu'en joye on vous demaine

    Performer: Ian Pace.
  • Patrícia Sucena de Almeida

    Desperatio - Piano Piece No. 5

    Performer: Ian Pace.
  • Wieland Hoban


    Performer: Ian Pace.
  • Paul Obermayer


    Performer: Ian Pace.
  • Pascal Dusapin

    À Quia (2nd and 3rd movements)

    Performer: Ian Pace. Orchestra: Orchestre de Paris. Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach.
    • Dusapin: Concertos.
    • Naive.
    • 7-8.
  • Michael Finnissy

    History of photography in sound for piano (no.5; Alkan-Paganini)

    Performer: Ian Pace.
    • Metier.
  • Brian Ferneyhough


    Performer: Ian Pace.


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