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Hansel and Gretel

Simon Armitage's take on this classic fairy tale, with music by Matthew Kaner, in a stage production devised and performed live by the Goldfield Ensemble with narrator Adey Grummet

A re-imagining of the classic fairy tale by the poet Simon Armitage with music by Matthew Kaner, a work devised for the stage by the Goldfield Ensemble. This touring production was inspired by the visual creations of artist Clive Hicks-Jenkins, with puppeteers working alongside the chamber ensemble and narrator Adey Grummet. Kate Molleson introduces a recording of the London performance which took place at Milton Court Concert Hall in October. Also tonight, a selection of some of the best new releases of 2018.

1 hour, 59 minutes

Music Played

  • Matthew Kaner

    Hansel & Gretel

    Performer: Anna Durance. Librettist: Simon Armitage. Narrator: Adey Grummet. Ensemble: Goldfield Ensemble. Director: Kate Romano.
  • Cassandra Miller

    Duet for Cello and Orchestra (excerpt)

    Performer: Charles Curtis. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ilan Volkov.
    • O Zomer!.
    • Another Timbre.
    • 4.
  • Lucy Railton

    For JR

    Performer: Lucy Railton.
    • Paradise 94.
    • Modern Love.
    • 5.
  • Skadedyr

    Frampek

    Ensemble: Skadedyr.
    • Musikk!.
    • Hubro.
    • 2.
  • Luigi Nono

    La Fabbrica Illuminata (excerpt)

    Performer: Loré Lixenberg.
    • La Fabbrica Illuminata.
    • All That Dust.
  • Ellen Fullman

    The Air Around Her (excerpt)

    Composer: Okkyung Lee. Performer: Ellen Fullman. Performer: Okkyung Lee.
    • The Air Around Her.
    • 1703 Skivbolaget.
  • Charlotte Bray

    Zustӓnde (2016) [2nd movement: "Freely, fiercely independent"]

    Ensemble: Mariani Klavierquartet.
    • Chamber and Solo Works.
    • Nimbus Alliance.
    • 2.
  • Huw Watkins

    Flute Concerto (excerpt)

    Performer: Adam Walker. Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Ryan Wigglesworth.
    • Huw Watkins: Flute Concerto, Violin Concerto and Symphony.
    • NMC.
    • 1.
  • Hen Ogledd

    Gwae Reged o Heddiw

    Ensemble: Hen Ogledd.
    • Mogic.
    • Weird World.
    • 5.

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