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London Sinfonietta at the BBC Proms 2012

 14 August 2012 at 10 pm 

London Sinfonietta at the BBC Proms 2012

Royal Albert Hall, London
Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP
United Kingdom
020 7589 8212

André de Ridder conductor
Tom Service on-stage presenter
Byron Fulcher trombone
Sound Intermedia sound projection
London Sinfonietta
London Sinfonietta Academy Ensemble

A pocket history of post-war music

In a late-night prom the London Sinfonietta present a programme showcasing a diverse selection of contemporary techniques and styles developed since the mid-twentieth century. Solo instrumental writing sits side-by-side with large orchestral forces, electronic techniques, aleatoric composition, and experimentalism in this programme which features György Ligeti's rarely-performed Poème Symphonique for 100 metronomes, Jonathan Harvey's Mortuos Plango, Vivos Voco composed using electronic techniques and recordings of Winchester Cathedral's largest bell, and John Cage's famous 4'33''.

In Louis Andriessen's 1983 work De Snelheid for large orchestra divided into three seperate ensembles, the London Sinfonietta are joined by players from the London Sinfonietta Academy Ensemble.

Gyorgy Ligeti : Poème Symphonique for 100 metronomes
Luciano Berio : Sequenza V (for solo trombone)
Iannis Xenakis : Phlegra
Jonathan Harvey : Mortuos plango, vivos voco
Louis Andriessen : De Snelheid
John Cage : 4’33

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