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Contemporary Resonance

Andrew Gourlay conducts Britten Sinfonia in works by Tippett, Knussen and Britten, chosen by Mark-Anthony Turnage as a foil to his new song cycle, Refugee, sung by Allan Clayton.

Britten Sinfonia conducted by Andrew Gourlay is joined by tenor Allan Clayton in a programme devised by Mark-Antony Turnage as a foil to one of his latest works. His song-cycle 'Refugee' is Turnage's moving response to one of the great crises of our times, setting texts by authors from Emily Dickinson to Benjamin Zephaniah. The other music in the programme all has a personal resonance for Turnage, pieces by Tippett, Britten and Oliver Knussen, Turnage's own teacher who died last year.

Recorded last month at Milton Court, London, and presented by Martin Handley.

Tippett: Divertimento on Sellinger’s Round
Mark-Anthony Turnage: Refugee (UK premiere)

Interval Music: Sviatolsav Richter and Benjamin Britten play Schubert in Aldeburgh.

Knussen: Songs without Voices
Britten: Nocturne

Allan Clayton (tenor)
Britten Sinfonia
Andrew Gourlay (conductor)

2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • Michael Tippett

    Divertimento On Sellinger's Round For Chamber Orchestra

    Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia. Conductor: Andrew Gourlay.
  • Mark-Anthony Turnage

    Refugee For Tenor And Orchestra

    Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia. Conductor: Andrew Gourlay. Singer: Allan Clayton.
  • Franz Schubert

    Divertissement sur des motifs originaux francais in E minor/B min D.823 for piano duet

    Performer: Sviatoslav Richter. Performer: Benjamin Britten.
    • Piano Works by Mozart, Schubert & Debussy.
    • Decca.
    • 7.
  • Oliver Knussen

    Songs Without Voices

    Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia. Conductor: Andrew Gourlay.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Nocturne Op.60 For Tenor, 7 Instruments & String Orchestra

    Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia. Conductor: Andrew Gourlay. Singer: Allan Clayton.
  • Franz Schubert

    Piano Sonata in D major, D.850

    Performer: Emil Grigoryevich Gilels.
    • RCA.

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