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Musica Viva 29 - Responses. Sweet Disorder / Gawain's Journe

Format:
Super Audio CD
No of Discs:
1
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
20-09-2019
Label:
Barcode:
4260063117299
Packaging:
Digipak
Catalog Number:
NEOS11729
Musica Viva 29 - Responses. Sweet Disorder / Gawain's Journe
Musica Viva 29 - Responses. Sweet Disorder / Gawain's Journe

Description

Sir Harrison Birtwistle is doubtless one of the most important and influential British composers of the last decades.

This CD brings together two works with a strong link to the tradition: Responses is a piano concerto that, in accordance with historical convention, focuses on the dialogue between the soloist and the orchestra. Birtwistle's second large-scale opera, Gawain, deals with the legend of King Arthur. In the orchestral version, Gawain's Journey, which was published the same year the opera premiered, the voice parts are allocated to various instruments. Instead of merely cobbling together selected passages into an orchestral suite, Birtwistle composed them into a standalone orchestral work of immense musical power.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Responses. Sweet Disorder
  3. Gawain's Journey
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