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Colin Currie © Linda Nylind
London

Teachings in texture: Hodges and Currie with meditative Stockhausen at the Southbank Centre

By , 19 April 2018
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London Sinfonietta principal, Simon Haram © Mark Allan
London

The London Sinfonietta: celebrating 50 years of excellence

By , 24 January 2018
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Martyn Brabbins © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Aurally spectacular Vaughan Williams and Birtwistle at the Barbican

By , 13 October 2017
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Harrison Birtwistle © Cecil Birtwistle
London

Birtwistle curates: Ancient and modern juxtaposed at Milton Court

By , 23 September 2017
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Sir Simon Rattle © Doug Peters | PA Wire
London

This is Rattle: music from past and present transfigured and made radical

By , 14 September 2017
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Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 4: Great Birtwistle and Elgar from Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin

By , 16 July 2017
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Daniel Barenboim © Peter Adamik
Berlin

Orchestral fireworks: Staatskapelle Berlin at the Philharmonie

By , 05 June 2017
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Roderick Williams (Christ) © BBC | Alex Woodward
Glasgow

Food for thought in Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s The Last Supper

By , 14 January 2017
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Andrew Gourlay conducts the London Sinfonietta © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Proms At... Roundhouse: a microtonal affair from London Sinfonietta

By , 20 August 2016
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Elizabeth Atherton in The Cure © Cliva Barda | ArenaPAL
Snape

Desire, deception, and death: Birtwistle's The Corridor and The Cure opens the Aldeburgh Festival

By , 14 June 2015
***11
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© Anne Hashimoto
London

Eclectic Anglo-Japanese programme from Anna Hashimoto

By , 11 June 2015
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Claire Booth © Sven Arnstein
London

Nash Ensemble round off 50th anniversary celebrations at Wigmore Hall in style

By , 18 March 2015
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London

Singing from the same Songbook: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group at Wigmore Hall

By , 24 February 2015
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Pierre-Laurent Aimard © Marco Borggreve | DG
London

Birtwistle perplexes, but Aimard shines in Messiaen’s Oiseaux exotiques

By , 06 December 2014
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East Lothian

Lammermuir Festival: Red Note Ensemble's Sounding Brass

By , 15 September 2014
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Sir Harrison Birtwistle © Hanya Chlala / Arena PAL
London

Birtwistle's early gems mesmerise at Cadogan Hall

By , 06 September 2014
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Louis Schwizgebel © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

National Youth Orchestra dazzles in Stravinsky and Lutosławski with Edward Gardner at the Proms

By , 10 August 2014
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John Storgårds © Marco Borggreve
London

Proms matinée celebrates Birtwistle and Maxwell Davies

By , 09 August 2014
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Alexandre Tharaud © Marco Borggreve
London

Dark sounds from the BBC Philharmonic and Mena in Prom 18

By , 30 July 2014
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Oliver Knussen © Mark Allan | BBC
London

Barbican’s Birtwistle at 80 over-eggs the pudding during its exploration of the chamber works

By , 25 May 2014
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John Tomlinson (The Green Knight) © Mark Allen
London

A birthday gift for Accrington's finest: Gawain at the Barbican

By , 16 May 2014
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Arditti Quartet © Astrid Karger
London

The Arditti Quartet turns 40 in style

By , 26 April 2014
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Harrison Birtwistle © Hanya Chala
Utrecht

Sneak preview in Utrecht: Happy Birthday, Harry!

By , 12 April 2014
***11
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Håkan Hardenberger © Marco Borggreve
Manchester

BBC Philharmonic and John Storgårds: McCabe, Birtwistle and Holst

By , 05 April 2014
****1
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Joanna MacGregor © Ingpen & Williams
Auckland

Joanna MacGregor's Exotic Birds a highlight in Auckland

By , 27 March 2014
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Sir Harrison Birtwistle © Hanya Chlala
Dublin

Birtwistle's Earth Dances: Gripping performance, but is it new music?

By , 07 March 2014
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Sir Harrison Birtwistle  ©  Hanya Chlala Arenapal
London

Proms Chamber Music 5: Holst and Birtwistle with BBC Singers and the Nash Ensemble

By , 12 August 2013
***11
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George Benjamin  ©  Robert Millard
Edinburgh

Scottish Chamber Orchestra and George Benjamin celebrate Britten

By , 27 April 2013
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©  Marco Borggreve
New York City

Nicolas Hodges performs virtuosic all-20th century piano recital at Carnegie Hall

By , 21 January 2013
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John Tomlinson as the Monotaur  ©  ROH / Bill Cooper 2013
London

Birtwistle's Minotaur at Covent Garden: Impressive but sterile

By , 17 January 2013
***11
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Sir Harrison Birtwistle  ©  Hanya Chlala / Arena PAL
London

Sir Harrison Birtwistle at Kings Place

By , 09 January 2013
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London

New compositions at the Royal College of Music

By , 25 October 2012
***11
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Gloria Cheng  ©  Lefterisphoto.com
College Park

Gloria Cheng: Contemporary piano music at the University of Maryland

By , 13 July 2012
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Simon Kent in Bow Down by The Opera Group  ©  Simon Jay Price
London

The Opera Group: Bow Down

By , 13 June 2012
***11
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Sir Harrison Birtwistle  ©  Hanya Chlala / Arena PAL
London

In Portrait: Sir Harrison Birtwistle with the London Sinfonietta

By , 24 May 2012
*****
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Musik im Raum: Karlsheinz Stockhausens Carré © Daniel Pufe
Darmstadt

Die 47. Internationalen Ferienkurse für Neue Musik eröffnen mit der Darmstädter Erstaufführung von Stockhausens Carré

By , 02 August 2014
****1
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