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Composer: Birtwistle, Harrison (b. 1934)

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LondonBirtwistle Première

Birtwistle, Adams
London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Simon Rattle

BerlinArditti Quartet

Crawford Seeger, Webern, Feldman, Nancarrow, Birtwistle
Arditti String Quartet

AmsterdamPierre-Laurent Aimard and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

© Marco Borggreve
Debussy, Birtwistle, Messiaen, Ravel
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Vladimir Jurowski; Pierre-Laurent Aimard

ParisPulse Passion

Ligeti, Berio, Beethoven, Carter, Bach, Birtwistle
Les Arts Florissants; Musicians from Orchestre de Paris; Soloists from the Ensemble Intercontemporain

CambridgeLiving Notes with the Benyounes Quartet

Birtwistle, Stravinsky, Cashian, Woolrich, Janáček
Benyounes Quartet; Zara Benyounes; Emily Holland; Kim Vaughan
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Mysterious and glittering machines from Alasdair Beatson

Alasdair Beatson © Giorgia Bertazzi
Alasdair Beatson presented a dazzling programme of 20th-century piano music, with Harrison Birtwistle at its centre. 
*****
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Hodges and Currie with meditative Stockhausen at the Southbank

Colin Currie © Linda Nylind
Two new music specialists revel in the sheer textural variation of Kontakte
****1
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The London Sinfonietta: celebrating 50 years of excellence

London Sinfonietta principal, Simon Haram © Mark Allan
A celebration of fifty years of the London Sinfonietta was a well-deserved pat on the back for this valuable institution.
****1
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Spectacular Vaughan Williams and Birtwistle at the Barbican

Martyn Brabbins © Benjamin Ealovega
Sparks flew as two British music giants, Vaughan Williams and Birtwistle, collided at the Barbican.
****1
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Ancient and modern juxtaposed at Milton Court

Harrison Birtwistle © Cecil Birtwistle
An intriguing programme marked by diversity and novelty from two world-beating ensembles. 
****1
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