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Discovering Music 1: Elisabeth Lutyens

 14 December 2015 at 14:00 

Discovering Music 1: Elisabeth Lutyens

City Halls

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Stephen Johnson presenter
Jac van Steen conductor

With the help of the BBC SSO, guest conductor Jac van Steen, and recordings from the BBC’s sound archive, Stephen Johnson explores the life and some of the music of eccentric English composer Elisabeth Lutyens. As well as embracing atonality and modernism, Lutyens wrote for feature films, for a number of Hammer horror films and she composed incidental music for radio and television. For several decades she was at the forefront of the British contemporary music scene, but then quite quickly fell out of fashion, leaving behind much startlingly original music, full of hidden depths. There will be one interval of approximately 15 minutes. Works played by the BBC SSO will include complete performances of Music for Orchestra II, Op.48; Rondel, Op.108; and Music for Orchestra IV, Op.152.

Free tickets available from Monday 2 November 2015.

Elisabeth Lutyens : Various

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