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BCMG The Series

 21 October 2006 at 7:30pm 

BCMG The Series

CBSO Centre, Birmingham
Berkley Street, Birmingham
United Kingdom


A programme of jewels — but jewels with sharp expressive edges — suitably features as great ancestor the music of Anton Webern: his compact Symphony of calm unease and the Five Pieces he wrote just before the First World War, where stillness and intensity are alternate states. Oliver Knussen’s presence guarantees exceptional performances, here and in his own pieces, which include a miniature song cycle in memory of his wife, Sue Knussen. He also presents Colin Matthews’ compelling ...through the glass, a BCMG classic, and a radiantly mysterious and charming work by the young composer Luke Bedford, sounding from out of a dream landscape somewhere between here and the French middle ages. (Paul Griffiths)

This concert is part of the BBC Radio 3 Listen Up! Festival

Ticket Hotline: 0121 767 4050

Oliver Knussen : Trumpets
Luke Bedford : Or Voit Tout En Aventure
Anton Webern : Symphony no. 21
Colin Matthews : ...through the glass
Anton Webern : Five Pieces op. 10
Oliver Knussen : Requiem - Songs for Sue

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