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Composer: Grisey, Gérard (1946-1998)

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Year of birth1946
Year of death1998
NationalityFrance
Period20th century
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LondonInto the Vortex – Explore Ensemble

© Cathy Pyle
Romitelli, Messiaen, Illean, Grisey
Asier Puga; ExplorEnsemble; Taylor Maclennan; Alex Roberts; Emmanuelle Fleurot

GothenburgGageego! From John Croft to Grisey

Croft, Cleare, Grisey
Gageego
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Rosas: Vortex Temporum

© Robert Altman
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker's company Rosas and the Ictus ensemble bring Vortex Temporum to New York, performed as part of Brooklyn Academy of Music's 2016 Next Wave Festival.
****1
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Prom 46: Wise men bearing gifts

Ilan Volkov and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
An opportunity for the human voice to shine in works by Mahler and Mozart, performed by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ilan Volkov, with an opening work by Gérard Grisey.
***11
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Rosas and Ictus: Vortex Temporum

Vortex Temporum © Anne Van Aerschot
This week saw the UK première of Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker's Vortex Temporum performed by Rosas and Ictus at Sadler’s Wells.
****1
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BBC Symphony with Volkov and Hodges

Hugues Dufourt © Astrid Karger
Exceptional performances of Grisey, Dufourt and Boulez were let down by weak Beethoven from the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Ilan Volkov at the Barbican.
****1
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Asko|Schönberg play Debussy and Ravel

Asko|Schonberg © Annaleen Louwes
Asko|Schönberg are respected pioneers of the new music scene, but this concert in Utrecht found them in less well-travelled territory: music by Debussy and Ravel. This proved a disappointing mismatch of repertoire.
**111
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