MARCHAUT Messe di Nostre Dame (with elements by Harrison Birtwistle)
HARRISON BIRTWISTLE Pulse Sampler
HARRISON BIRTWISTLE Moth Requiem
Martyn Brabbins conductor
Part of the 2017/18 season
In his first concert with the LSO, Sir Simon Rattle reaffirms his commitment to the powerful, unmistakably personal music of Sir Harrison Birtwistle. Birtwistle repays the compliment with a personally curated musical greeting: his own vocal music – and that of his forebears – forms the heart of this musical tribute from composer to conductor.
Martyn Brabbins conducts the BBC Singers in the intimate but atmospheric space of Milton Court, in a work that they co-commissioned: the poignant and profoundly beautiful Moth Requiem of 2012. But Birtwistle layers the concert with memories and echoing voices from across eight centuries – from Machaut to Varèse – in a programme as subtle and provocative as one of Rattle’s own.
Produced by the Barbican and BBC Singers
Part of Barbican Presents