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Spiders, moths and fears

Tom Service introduces music by Oliver Knussen, Elliott Carter and Harrison Birtwistle performed by the Nash Ensemble. Also, the world premiere of a new work by Genevieve Murphy.

Spiders, moths, fears, Scottish bagpipes and Iranian Dastgah feature on the New Music Show tonight.

Tom Service introduces music by Oliver Knussen, the British premiere of a major work for bassoon inspired by Kafka, Study for Metamorphosis; Harrison Birtwistle’s Three Songs from the Holy Forest – settings of poems by Robin Blaser, which Birtwistle also set in his The Moth Requiem; and Elliott Carter’s Mosaic composed for the Nash Ensemble in 2004. There’s brand new work by Scottish composer, Genevieve Murphy which was recorded at the BBC’s Tectonics Festival in Glasgow and is performed by the composer herself as well as Scottish piper, Brighde Chaimbeul, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and conductor, Ilan Volkov - In An Agitated World was inspired by Murphy’s Fear of Spiders. Also, a new release of music from Iran by Fozié Majd, the Ulster Orchestra perform Ian Wilson’s Licht/ung and this week’s Sound of the Week comes from composer, Claudia Molitor.

Elliott Carter
Nash Ensemble
Stefan Asbury (conductor)

Ian Wilson
Ulster Orchestra
David Brophy (conductor)

Fozié Majd
Darragh Morgan (violin)
Patrick Savage (violin)
Fiona Winning (viola)
Deirdre Cooper (cello)

Harrison Birtwistle
Three Songs from 'The Holy forest'
Claire Booth (soprano)
Nash Ensemble
Stefan Asbury (conductor)

Oliver Knussen
Study for 'Metamorphosis' for solo bassoon
Ursula Leveaux (bassoon)

Genevieve Murphy
Calm In An Agitated World
Genevieve Murphy (vocalist and tape)
Brighde Chaimbeul (pipes)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Ilan Volkov (conductor)

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1 hour, 59 minutes

Music Played

  • Elliott Carter

    Mosaic for ensemble

    Ensemble: Nash Ensemble. Conductor: Stefan Asbury.
  • Ian Wilson

    Licht/ung for orchestra

    Orchestra: Ulster Orchestra. Conductor: David Brophy.
  • Claudia Molitor

    Walking with Partch

    Ensemble: Ensemble Musikfabrik.
  • Claudia Molitor

    Auricularis Superior

    Performer: Claudia Molitor.
  • Fozié Majd

    Dreamland Music by for string quartet - I. Lento; II. Delicatamente e cantado

    Performer: Darragh Morgan. Performer: Patrick Savage. Performer: Fiona Winning. Performer: Deirdre Cooper.
    • Métier.
  • Sir Harrison Birtwistle

    3 Songs from 'The Holy forest' for soprano and ensemble

    Singer: Claire Booth. Ensemble: Nash Ensemble. Conductor: Stefan Asbury.
  • Oliver Knussen

    Study for 'Metamorphosis' for solo bassoon

    Performer: Ursula Leveaux.
  • Genevieve Murphy

    Calm In An Agitated World

    Performer: Genevieve Murphy. Performer: Brìghde Chaimbeul. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ilan Volkov.


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