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Cello Unwrapped

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Harrison’s Clocks – Alasdair Beatson

Time Unwrapped 2018
Music / Wednesday, 14 November 2018 - 8:00pm / Hall One
£39.50 – £16.50 | Savers £9.50*

Beethoven Bagatelle, Op. 33 No. 7

Harrison Birtwistle Harrison’s Clocks

Ligeti Musica ricercata Nos. 3 & 7

György Kurtág Perpetuum mobile (objet trouvé); Play with Infinity; ...Humble regard sur
Messiaen... Bell-fanfare for Sá
ndor Veress (from Játékok)

Messiaen Regard du Temps (from Vingt Regards)

Schumann Kind im Einschlummern (from Kinderszenen, Op. 15)

Fauré Nocturne No. 9 in B minor, Op. 97

Bartók Night Music (from Out of Doors, Sz. 81)

Schumann Gesänge der Frühe, Op. 133 No. 1

Ravel La vallée des cloches (from Miroirs)

Nancarrow Canon A (Three Canons for Ursula)

Alasdair Beatson piano

In a bespoke programme for Time Unwrapped, Alasdair Beatson has devised a playful exploration of metre and mechanism. His ingenious collage of reconstructed fragments contrasts the miniature toccatas of Beethoven and Ligeti with visions of the infinite by Schumann, Messiaen and Kurtág, alongside evocative sounds of dawn, distant bells and the nocturnal whispers of insects. The intricate, virtuosic mechanisms of Birtwistle’s Harrison’s Clocks will punctuate the recital like the chiming of the hours.

‘Artistry incarnate’ The Times
‘There are times here where one could scarcely credit a hammer mechanism is involved… highly sensitive playing of rare insight.’ Classic FM

alasdairbeatson.com

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