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Birmingham Classical 2017-18 Birmingham Contemporary Music Group

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group - Celebrating Carter

4:00pm
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Artists

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla
Conductor
Pierre-Laurant Aimard
Piano
 

Programme

Elliott Carter
Mosaic, 10’’
Double Trio, 8’’
Epigrams for piano trio, 13’’
Bariolage, 7’’
Two Thoughts about the Piano, 10’’
Two Controversies and a Conversation, 11'’

Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla conducts Birmingham Contemporary Music Group for the first time, in a celebration of a very American genius: Elliott Carter.

Elliott Carter was a genuine living legend – the playful, brilliantly intelligent modern master who wrote his last pieces at the age of 104. This one-off celebration of his music at Town Hall brings together the very best that Birmingham has to offer, as we transform Town Hall with a performance on the flat.

It’ll be thrilling to hear the CBSO’s dynamic new music director working with the hand-picked players of Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. But they'll also be joined by pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard, one of the world’s leading interpreters of new music who has long been associated with Carter’s music. A concert to refresh the spirit, and a chance to get to know one of twentieth century music’s most fascinating personalities.

Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla conducts Birmingham Contemporary Music Group


Elliott Carter: Late Works CD and ticket offer

Buy a full-price ticket and Elliott Carter: Late Works CD for £30 (inclusive of fees).

★★★★ “constant surprises and explosive energy” – The Guardian

Featuring this evening’s soloist Pierre-Laurent Aimard and  Birmingham Contemporary Music Group alongside BBC Symphony Orchestra, this album by Ondine features five premiere recordings of works by Elliott Carter, including his final work, Epigrams for piano trio. It’s the perfect accompaniment to a concert celebrating his very American genius.

Track listing:

Interventions (2007) Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano | BBC Symphony Orchestra | Oliver Knussen, conductor

Dialogues (2003) Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano | Birmingham Contemporary Music Group | Oliver Knussen, conductor

Dialogues II (2010) Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano | Birmingham Contemporary Music Group | Oliver Knussen, conductor

Soundings (2005) Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano | BBC Symphony Orchestra | Oliver Knussen, conductor

Two Controversies and a Conversation (2011) Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano | Colin Currie, percussion | Birmingham Contemporary Music Group | Oliver Knussen, conductor

Instances (2012) BBC Symphony Orchestra | Oliver Knussen, conductor

Epigrams (2012) Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano | Isabelle Faust, violin | Jean-Guihen Queyras, cello

Venue

Town Hall

Victoria Square, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 3DQ
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