Harrison Birtwistle Curates

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This Is Rattle

Sat 23 Sep 2017 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Milton Court Concert Hall

VARÈSE Octandre
MARCHAUT Messe di Nostre Dame (with elements by Harrison Birtwistle)
Interval
BYRD Lamentations
HARRISON BIRTWISTLE Pulse Sampler
HARRISON BIRTWISTLE Moth Requiem

Martyn Brabbins conductor
BBC Singers

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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.

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Recorded for future broadcast by BBC Radio 3

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Produced by the Barbican and BBC Singers
Part of Barbican Presents