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Composer: Birtwistle, Harrison (b. 1934)

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Year of birth1934
NationalityUnited Kingdom
June 2018
Evening performance
Matinee performance
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AldeburghKnussen and Festival Ensemble

Feldman, Debussy, Birtwistle, Nicolaou, Bartók, Dukas, Goosens, Malipiero and Stravinsky
Oliver Knussen; Aldeburgh Festival Ensemble; Pierre-Laurent Aimard; Tamara Stefanovich; Claire Booth

AldeburghBritten-Pears Young Artists Alumni II

Birtwistle, Dallapiccola, Friel, Howard, Jones, Abrahamsen, Berio, Jarventausta, Latimer, Poe, Slater
Jonathan Berman; Instrumentalists from the Britten-Pears Young Artists Programme

LondonNew Music Britain

Birtwistle, Holst, Turnage, Britten
London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Simon Rattle; Philip Cobb; Gábor Tarkövi; Elizabeth Watts; Alice Coote

LondonOn the Hour – London Sinfonietta

© Clelia Carbonari
Feldman, Reich, Birtwistle, Stockhausen
London Sinfonietta; Sound Intermedia; Rex Lawson

ViennaXenakis, Giesen, Purgina, Birtwistle & Lachenmann

Xenakis, Giesen, Purgina, Birtwistle, Lachenmann
Vienna Symphony Orchestra; Sylvain Cambreling; Sebastian Berweck; Marcus Weiss; Christian Dierstein
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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.
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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.
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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. 
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This is Rattle: music from past and present transfigured and made radical

Sir Simon Rattle © Doug Peters | PA Wire
Simon Rattle returns to the UK in a (self-)portrait concert with the London Symphony Orchestra showcasing contemporary music
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Prom 4: Great Birtwistle and Elgar from Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin

Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin shine in an inescapably political programme.
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