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|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 Sándor 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)|
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
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