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Composer: Birtwistle, Sir Harrison (b. 1934)

May 2019
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LondonJohn Adams & Harrison Birtwistle

Stravinsky, 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

LondonProms at…Cadogan Hall 8: Oliver Knussen Tribute

Knussen, Birtwistle, Waley-Cohen, Abrahamsen, Putt
Knussen Chamber Orchestra; Ryan Wigglesworth

LondonThe Mask of OrpheusNew production

Birtwistle: The Mask of Orpheus
Martyn Brabbins; Daniel Kramer; English National Opera; James Henshaw; Lizzie Clachan; Daniel Lismore; Peter Hoare
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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
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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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